Wonderland skirt - Miss Castelinhos
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Wonderland skirt

Wonderland skirt

This past week, Debbie from Lily Sage & Co, released a new pattern, the Wonderland Skirt.

When I first saw the skirt on her blog, I was immediately drawn to it’s “weird” shape (that’s a good kind of  “weird”! 😉 ) Then the tester call came… I signed up, not sure if it would look good on me, but knowing exactly what fabric to choose. I had been eyeing this fake leather on the local fabric shop, for months, but never bought it because I didn’t know what to make of it. Well, now I knew! 😀 Wonderland skirt-01

Again, this pattern is very good! I thought, just by looking at it, that I would have a hard time making the yoke with the pockets, but I was completely wrong. The instructions are very clear, and although I could do with some more illustrations, I understood Debbie’s directions quite well. She also added some great tips, like the one on how to sew the darts in the back.

As if working with this fabric wasn’t hard enough, I decided to make the yoke layering two different fake leathers. Not sure if this would work or if the fit was right, I did a muslim first and the fit was perfect, so I could go on with my initial plan. I had to cut each panel twice, and baste the two fabrics, so I could use it as one piece and then assemble the yoke.Wonderland skirt-03On the back panels there’s a dart, I only sewed it on the first layer. For the top layer I eliminated the dart in the pattern. So you can’t actually see it, but it still gives you the right shape!Wonderland skirt-04It was my first time adding an invisible zipper, but thanks to the instructions, it turned out quite well! (if only I had picked the right color! 😛 ) I had a little bit of trouble with the waistband. The ends were suppose to overlap, so I had to add extra length for that to happen, but Debbie already adjusted the measurements for the final version.

The rest was pretty simple! The skirt is gathered, with a high-low hem, and this time I didn’t layered the two fabrics, using only the “see through” one, for a more “high fashion” look! (uuuhhh… Fancy!)Wonderland skirt-02I really like the shape and how it turned out, but I still have mixed feelings about seeing it on me. I guess I just haven’t found the right heels! ;D

 

 

9 Comments
  • Inês

    May 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Great looking skirt and looks great on you so you better use it! 🙂 and that tutorial seems like a good read thanks for sharing! Great job!

    • Diana

      May 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm Reply

      Thanks Inês!

  • Andreia Salgueiro

    May 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Love the whole outfit! Brave girl, leather with holes is not for the weak! Big pumps are in order 😉

    • Diana

      May 16, 2015 at 7:13 pm Reply

      Thanks Andreia! Halfway through I thought I wouldn’t make it, but couldn’t give up!

  • Maria Borges Duarte

    May 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm Reply

    You look great with that skirt!! Well done! Love the effect of the two different leathers together.

    • Diana

      May 17, 2015 at 9:20 am Reply

      Thanks Maria!

  • Rita @ ConversasdeHermanas

    May 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Cool skirt! I want one too 🙂

    • Diana

      May 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm Reply

      Thanks Rita!

  • Inspinration

    October 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm Reply

    This would indeed have a nice shaping effect, thanks!

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