The alternate title for this post was “Zinnia Skirt 2: Electric Boogalo”, but I decided to go the more descriptive route 😉
So, dear reader, at long last I actually have a finished object post! ….I know try to contain yourself.
My first wool Zinnia is definitely my favorite skirt I’ve made. And ever since I’ve been longing for a year round version. When I saw Melissa from Craft Rambler’s version my ass was kicked into high gear. To the point that as I look at her version again I realize I pretty much made the same skirt…. I am nothing if not highly suggestible
You can see I left off the belt loops on this version… I cut out the piece and then impulsively decided to leave them off. I may go back and add them back on, as I now realize my little belt has a slimming effect
Ignore the fact that this needs a good ironing and focus on my awesome invisible zipper and super cute red button 😀
Both the zipper and button were purchased from a local sewing store I stumbled upon up here. They’re geared mostly towards quilting, but have a lovely selection knits and obviously notions too.
Although I made vast improvements in my zipper insertion… I’m still getting the hang of my button-hole function. It is not a pretty button-hole and I may have go back and hand stitch it, ’cause I manged to snip a few threads in trying to open it.
One thing I am super happy about is the fabric! I never quite understood everyone’s obsession with chambray….until I bought some. Boy howdy do I get it now!
I used Robert Kaufman’s Cotton Pin Dot Chambray in denim and probably didn’t need to, but lined it anyways with Cotton Lawn. In related news, I am officially spoiled from lining my garments in quilting cotton!
I used french seams when I could….mostly for the practice. I also hand stitched the hem, taking up a good 2 inches (because I’m short), with red lace hem tape (because it’s pretty 😀 )
The one and only issue that’s annoying me is the weird flip-y fold thing that’s happening at my hips. I have no idea what’s causing it and no idea how to make it go away! I am open to suggestions on both fronts!