It's not so much that a sewing slump has hit The Sewing Lawyer; but the output has slowed to a crawl as she compulsively knits away the evenings.
So, I am thrilled to announce that the skirt to match my jacket is now finished. As predicted, with temperatures in the low 20's (C) during the day, this outfit will have to wait until fall to be really enjoyed. But I put it on to take some low-light pictures.
Does this look like a lawyer's suit to you?
I need some interesting tops to wear with it. I like the red colour with the suit, but this top is pretty old.
I've already given you all the interesting construction details. There's not much more to say about this skirt. It is straightforwardly lined to the top edge. I did not do anything fancy to justify the extreme amount of time it took to finish it. There is no inner corset, and no boning. This fabric is so soft and cushy and I didn't want to interfere with that. Besides, it's a little stretchy, always a good quality in a pencil skirt with a high waist. The skirt should be very comfortable.
I also got lazy in relation to the back walking vent. Instead of making a concealed vent, properly lined (as per my tutorial here - the most-visited page on this blog, by far), I just folded the vent facings back at the seam line and tacked it invisibly by hand to the facing, leaving a little extra length for ease above the top of the vent. I mitered the hem and facings for a clean finish but it's practically invisible in this fabric.
And that is that.