Hello, everyone 🙂
Since my last entry, I took a couple of evenings to sew my concert skirt – our first concert was last Sunday. Taking this break and getting reacquainted with fabric and my sewing machine did me a world of good. I wish I were able to do this every week!
(ETA: Elaray was asking what instrument I play… I sing soprano, and the concerts for which I need this full-length black skirt are those of my vocal ensemble.)
The pattern was one of the first I ever purchased, when I was into making corsets and got several patterns to compare shapes. It is McCall’s 3853, now OOP. I was such a newbie at the time that I didn’t even know my pattern size yet, and my pattern starts at a size 12. I’m a size 8 (6 at the back), so I graded the pattern down. Which was quite an easy task since this is all straight lines.
Silly, but wearing a long skirt does help boosting your confidence when performing.
Of course, the advantage of a skirt over a dress is that I’ll be able to wear it all year round, changing the top (and tights) depending on where and when we sing.
I do plan on making another formal dress though, if only to wear to the solo concerts that’ll be starting next year. Formal sewing is fun and rewarding!
(That wicker chest in the background used to be my nephew’s former toys chest; I rescued it as my sister was about to throw it away ;). It stores most of my sewing notions. I figured a well-used chest would be wiser, as my kitty was bound to use it as a scratching pole! Definitely not as classy as the rest of the flat, but it is one of P’tite Mignonne’s favourite spots, so I’m keeping it.)
Have a good Sunday, and a good week, y’all.