Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ponte de Roma Skirt

This is my ponte de roma sheer skirt that I made using my own design.  I had originally planned on making some tops or a dress with this fabric but I thought it would do well as a skirt too.  I wanted a comfortable  skirt with a little elegance to wear for my Mothers Day luncheon that the girls have planned for me.

I like this somewhat thick fabric & had no problems sewing with it.

I designed a simple skirt & added waist darts for a better fit.  I also made a fold down waist band.  This fabric has enough stretch in it that you do not need a zipper.

I sewed the chiffon to the waist band & left the waist band with the natural fray as I liked how it looked....I am going to the dark side now not finishing edges lol!  I had issues with the chiffon though, I had to sew twice the back seam as it unraveled even though I used the serger & I used Fray Stop on both ends. So I made a regular stitch beside the serged seems to be working but now it seems a little bit puckered.  Does anyone have any chiffon technique's they would like to share with me?  The bottom hem of the chiffon does not unravel at what gives? I made a chiffon hoodie a couple of months ago and had no problems!

Wishing all my blog friends a serene & restful Mother's day however you celebrate!


Callista said...

Nice skirt!! Visiting from Moms Social Blog Hop. Now following on GFC and facebook.

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

OMG...Absolutely love this skirt!! too beautiful.


Honey at 2805 said...

Nice skirt and could be a good way to revamp an old skirt that fits, but is just too short. The length you chose is great! Nice job & idea!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is beautiful! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Johnnie said...

Hi. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is great.. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!


JamieS @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom said...

Great skirt! I am a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Come check out my blog if you have a chance!

~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

so fun! the sheer part makes it so much more interesting :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Tany said...

What a fabulous creation!!!