Sunday, June 27, 2010

FO: McCalls 5590 Skirt

Back in November of 2009, I started a yellow wool crepe skirt... completed right in the thick of the Texas heat! :)

Pattern: McCall's 5590, view B
Fabric: 100% wool crepe in dandelion yellow from back in 10/2008, white mystery fabric for lining both from stash
Notions: white invisible zipper, Rigilene boning, self-covered buttons

Modifications based on A Sewn Wardrobe's version
  • Added lining
  • Used an invisible zipper
  • Added Rigilene boning on the side seams
I've worn the skirt twice now and it's a little warm, but still wearable in the summer heat. I think it's due to the loose weave of the fabric. The skirt itself is a little loud, but I like it! Please excuse the wrinkles... this is after wearing it twice.

M5590 Skirt

M5590 Skirt

Close-up of the buttons and tab:
M5590 Skirt

View of the back:

M5590 Skirt

My invisible zipper is not very good... I should've used a yellow one, but was too lazy to go buy one and used one in my stash. There's also a little ripple in it as well. Although it's not perfect, I spent way too long on finishing this and decided to just wear it as is. I suppose one of these days I will try to fix the zipper. Warning: wool crepe unravels a lot!


Shari said...

oh I love the colour of your skirt! You done a great job..... love the tabs.

Adelaide B said...

I love that color and style. Cute!

Barbara said...

Love the color!

Ali said...

gorgeous! great color and i like the button detail :)

Eugenia said...

Fabulous skirt - great style and the colour is gorgeous!!!!

Tasia said...

Great colour! The covered buttons and tabs are an awesome detail too ;)

Isabel said...

i love it! go yellow bottoms!

Eliana said...

Lovely blue/yellow combination, and you added the perfect buttons for it, Angela!!! Amazing job!

Angela said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!!

Cennetta said...

Great fabric and pattern combo makes a pretty skirt.

Alice said...

I've just found your blog and I must say that I just love that yellow skirt !!! Those buttons are really cute, too.

Angela said...

Thanks, Cennetta and Alice!

Sheila said...

Cute skirt and you are inspiring me to sew up my yellow vera wang fabric... well actually they call it charteuse.. I call it

Cecili said...

Very glamorous, I love the shape and colour and the fit is perfect :)