Why the heck did it take me so long to make a skirt from Cake Pattern's Hummingbird pattern?
Look, my new grey corduroy skirt invoked a strange happy dance.OK, maybe just a strange face, but the picture was too funny not to include.
I love these pockets. They don't add any bulk and are deep enough to hold my cell phone without it sticking out.
I have some red corduroy and weird shiny denim which I think will both become Hummingbird skirts.
The pockets are made so there is no rolling out and the corduroy goes down deep enough that the back of the pocket is totally secure as well. And yes, I do normally wear that much dog hair.
The pockets are actually sewn into the side and front panel seams, so I won't walk around like a hobo with my pockets hanging out...not that that ever happens. I just used muslin, but next time I will use a cuter pocket fabric.
True story, this was supposed to be a wearable muslin, so I didn't try very hard on the zipper. I just put in a standard one the plain old way. To be honest I don't love invisible zippers. Yes, they are easy to insert and invisible, but I just don't think they last long. I had a nude colored metal zipper which you can see a little. But I have still worn this skirt twice in the days, so obviously it doesn't bother me. I may lap the next version though.
What? I even sewed in the hook and tab! I almost always skip that entirely, so you know I must have liked this one. First project and first win in 2014!!! I hope the rest of the year goes this well.