I know my eyes are closed in this picture, but I think it shows the skirt the best. It’s my first Zinnia! The lovely new skirt from Colette Patterns
How’s this? Eyes open at least. I finished this skirt this weekend in a marathon of Sunday sewing. It took me quite a bit longer than I expected, probably because I decided to add the lining in once I’d already cut everything else out. I made it out of navy blue 100% cotton flannel I got at Joanns. I think I paid something like $12 for 5 yards of it. It was a real steal and I think I might even have enough left to make a shirt. The lining is just plain old poly to keep the flannel from sticking to itself and my tights. I toyed with the idea of using some silk chiffon I had leftover from another project because I wanted to avoid adding too much bulk to the flannel, but in the end my desire to keep it machine washable won out. I was right about the bulk- the skirt really has a lot of body which is the only thing I don’t like about it. I don’t usually wear A line skirts, so it may just be that I’m just imagining it to be larger than it really is.
I’m pretty proud of the sewing – I think it has some really nice details. I used some 30s reproduction fabric for the in seam pockets.
I took my time and hand stitched the lining to the zipper and really made sure that the closure looked nice, which I don’t usually do and always end up regretting. I used a vintage yellow button to top off the zipper. I got a set of 3 of these at an estate sale a month of so ago and I had been hoarding them to use all together but the yellow and the blue went together so well… I suppose I can always snip it off if I finally get around to sewing the perfect blouse for them.
This skirt was inspired by, and sewn while watching Twin Peaks. I get the feeling that this will not be the last Audrey Horn inspired piece that I sew this fall.