The Armani Skirt: Item Number Two Completed

This skirt was SO easy to sew, I literally started and finished it in the same evening!

If that’s not the story of your typical sewing project – yeah, it’s not always how my sewing adventures go either.  But sometimes, everything falls into place.

Like this skirt. Granted, it’s the third time I’ve made this pattern (McCalls 5803), so I don’t even need the instructions anymore. But this gorgeous Armani rayon fabric is beautifully textured and crisp to stand away from the body, yet light enough to fall softly into pleats.

Classic black goes with everything in my wardrobe, too. I have a pretty collection of silk printed blouses that I usually wear with jeans (boring, I know!) Now I’ll be tucking them into this skirt instead. And it’s another waist-slimming style!

And while I didn’t plan to follow the Top 10 list in order, I’ve now completed items 1 and 2. Eight more to go – with a few un-planned projects squeezed in between!

And if you’re wondering if I went to Button Button this weekend… I certainly did! I also visited Dressew – another sewaholic’s delight!

Plus, I spent Saturday morning sorting clothing donations for Dress for Success. As someone who sews and makes a lot of my own clothing, it’s interesting to see what garments hold up over time, and which styles look completely out-of-date. Makes me think, in 10 years will everything I’m making  now look dated and unfit to wear? Pants were the biggest offenders, maybe that’s why I don’t sew pants. (Nothing to do with the fit issues and fly-fronts, of course!)

Pictures of my weekend loot (plus, what’s really inside a pound bag of buttons) to follow…

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6 Responses to The Armani Skirt: Item Number Two Completed

  1. The Cupcake Goddess April 26, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    Oh I love it! That fabric is to DIE for! It looks superb on you! I’m not big into sewing pants either. I do need some and am determined to make a pair soon, but Oh! the dread and the terrible fit and blah blah blah.

    Skirts are much better and more versatile! Gorgeous job!

  2. Erica April 26, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Great job, Tasia! This looks wonderful! And I am so glad that everything fell into place; it would have been horrible if something had gone awry with that wonderful fabric!

  3. Stacy April 26, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Congratulations on a gorgeous project where everything went the way you wanted it to. I love when that happens.

    I hear you about the pants thing. I’ve attempted four pairs, and only one turned out wearable. :( Maybe I should stick to skirts. Plus, skirts are more fun–I will gladly wear a skirt with a crazy print on it, but not so with pants!

  4. Angela April 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Lovely skirt! The whole outfit is adorable… great job!

  5. ~Sherry~ April 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    It looks gorgeous Tasia! Very cute with a cardigan too.
    Isn’t it great when everything just sews up as it is supposed to!

  6. Karin (the Mrs.) April 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Lovely skirt, I can imagine you get lots of wear out of it!