It's finished! Yeyyyyy!
So this is my Arielle skirt and I am so pleased with how this has turned out. As outlined in my previous post (link) this is the project I have been working on in my sewing course. Isn't it beautiful!
It was a really nice project to make too. There were some challenging moments (joining the lining to the facing around those bends...) but all in all a pretty easy sew.
The original buttons I bought for this dress turned out to be rather too small (note to self- look at the diameter of buttons before buying) so I have opted for these kinda 70's style vintage buttons instead. Sadly I only had 7 of these instead of the 8 that the pattern calls for but I don't think it matters!
Speaking of said buttons, they are rather hapazadly sewn on in a rush as I was so eager to see what it looked like (patience my child!) but I can resew as necessary (when I eventually peel myself out of it!).
This project included a whole number of firsts for me: first lined skirt, first button holes and first time sewing in a group.
I'm pretty pleased with the overall fit of the skirt too. I sewed the size 5 and didn't need to make any changes which was great. The skirt feels fabulous to wear too. I love the offset buttons as they add a little quirk to the look and the overall shape is just beautiful.
Needless to say I plan to make this again at some point. Perhaps in a nice light denim or yellow suiting? The possibilities are endless!