Finished Hummingbirds.Posted: June 23, 2013
It’s back to work tomorrow, so today I cracked on apace with mydenim Hummingbird skirt.
I’d cut it out and made the pockets yesterday, so today was just finishing it off really.
I used two panels of the denim the wrong side out for contrast, above the pockets.
For some reason, it was huge on the waist. I must have measured myself wrongly. So this took a bit of thinking about, and I decided to put an extra pair of darts in the back instead of taking it in at the sides – which would have made my pockets much smaller. I’m so pleased with those pockets, I didn’t want to spoil them!
The extra darts did the trick and I am pleased to unveil my finished skirt, which actually looks a lot better on me than it does on poor Brunhilde. She doesn’t have my backside, you see.
She even looks pretty on the inside!
I used a fat quarter of pretty quilting cotton for the pocket linings.
And here is the finished ensemble, which I look forward to wearing to work tomorrow.
This is quite a bit shorter than I would normally wear a skirt. Getting adventurous in my old age, haha! I do love it though, and I will wear it a lot.
My sewing machine threw a hissy and decided that she will only sew pretty buttonholes on scraps of fabric. On actual garments? Are you kidding me? No way Ma-am!
So I am afraid my lovely skirt is somewhat let down by a badly hand sewn buttonhole, which I will have to remedy at some stage.
Oh, and I left my iron face down on the beautifully re-covered ironing board, with the obvious result. Sigh.
That is my completed project for the Hummingbird sewalong. Go Rufous House!!