6.06.2011

Allow Me To Introduce Ginger

Well, it's official, I think I may be a Colette convert. And I may be in love with the piece of clothing known as my new skirt. Is that weird? 



Let's start at the beginning though, shall we? Allow me to introduce my new skirt, not-so-creatively named Ginger (since it's based off of the
Ginger Colette skirt pattern). She was initially created as a wearable muslin out of some remnant Amy Butler home dec fabric that I had laying around, but I'm thinking that I may have to upgrade her from wearable muslin to actual garment since she actually fits (woo-hoo!). You see, fitting things to the bottom half of my body tends to be a pain in the butt and usually doesn't go so well. After measuring myself and consulting with the size recommendations on the pattern envelope I decided to cut out a size four in the waist and then grade up to a size six in the hips and low and behold, it actually worked. Now I should mentioned that after the skirt was mostly put together I took off about three-eighths of an inch from each side of the skirt from about the hip down to the hem to narrow the silhouette a bit (it just looked too wide for me with the original A-line shape). 




And as for what has really made me fall in love with Ginger - it's the waistband. I love that it sits on my natural waist. I love the unique detail of the shape of the waistband. And I love that the pattern shows you a fabulous way of finishing the waistband so it doesn't look like Frankenstein did all the finishing (which is what all my past skirt waistbands look like).

Looking into my crystal ball, I definitely see more Gingers in my future - hopefully in some solid colors so they're not so damn hard to find something to wear with them.

Pattern:
Ginger by Colette Patterns
Size: Cut out of a size four for the waist and graded to a size six for the hips
Alterations:  Took off about 3/8ths of an inch on each side of the skirt from around the hips down to the hem to narrow the silhouette
Fabric: From Amy Butler's August Fields collection



And yes, this would be MMJ day number 6 - the day in which I wore this skirt to work and was then asked by a co-worker if there were teletubbies on my skirt.  

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!!! And what fun fabric as well! love it all the way! :-)
    (and finally we have weather to wear it in!)

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  2. Amazing. Simply amazing. This is so flattering and looks gorgeous on you. You have such a cute figure!

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  3. I am a huge Colette Patterns convert now that I made two Ginger skirts, too. I already have 3 other patterns of thiers, so I just need to hop to it.

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  4. Ooh, gorgeous! I can see the Teletubbies thing, but I wouldn't have picked it myself. I think this should be 'the Teletubbies skirt' and you can call your next one Ginger. I have heard nothing but good reports of this skirt pattern... am being tempted but already have two other skirt patterns in the mail!

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  5. Beautiful! A friend recommended the Colette patterns, and I had been eyeing that skirt pattern. The chevron version looks fun, too.

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  6. Lovely! I may need to reconsider that pattern. And I think the fabric is great- you've definitely created a finished piece, not just a wearable muslin.

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  7. This is lovely! Great job missy! I have a Collette pattern for my fella. I might actually give it a try sometime sooner than later.

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  8. Super cute! Good to know the patterns are good, I've been eyeing a few of them.

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  9. Absolutely darling, I think this pattern was made just for you.

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  10. ooo, great skirt, you look totally fabulous in it!

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  11. Such a lovely version....I am very tempted...I just finished a Violet blouse today. I love Colette Patterns! I also love the fabric that you've used.

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  12. such a great skirt. i hope you kicked said coworker in the knees after that comment.

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  13. look at your with 14 comments! People are catching on to your brilliance! Beautiful skirt, mama!

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  14. Really sweet skirt! I loved the waistband construction, too-- it made me feel like a pro seamstress! Great job!

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  15. Stalking old posts trying to decide if I should buy this pattern...it's just so darn cute. AND it would work for work. Hmmmm....

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