What I made: Arielle

Arielle on dressform

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. 

Arielle finished flat shot

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! 

Button close up

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!). 

Arielle model shot looking down

This project included a whole number of firsts for me: first lined skirt, first button holes and first time sewing in a group. 

Just look at that lining! *swoons*

Just look at that lining! *swoons*

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. 

Let's ignore that I haven't yet rubbed out the chalk markings from my button holes shall we...

Let's ignore that I haven't yet rubbed out the chalk markings from my button holes shall we...

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!