Wednesday, July 31

jade







skirt - self made jade (by paprika patterns)
top - self made

some time ago
lovely lisa asked me would i like
to test her first ever pattern
for jade skirt
..
of course, i said yes.. I loved her skirt
and it's the first time ever that i was ask to test a pattern
so i got really excited about the whole thing
..
and then it all went south..
first i realized i can't finish the skirt on time
and there is not many things
that frustrate me as much as being late..
but lisa said it's ok, i can finish it by wednesday
this wednesday
so i got up early this morning
and get to work
..
first i realized my printer is not working
but i solved that problem somehow..
then i realized my internet is not working
and i only saved pattern file on my computer
but not the instructions
that problem i couldn't solve at the moment
so i got into sewing anyways
..
not a good idea with this pattern :)
i thought it's an easy project
and boy, was i wrong!
it's a fabulous pattern
but not an easy one
..
also, after some time i realized
that i don't have enough pins
to hold all the pleats in place
but i kept on going anyways
(two reasons for that:
notions store is far away
and it's too hot outside to go to the store)
..
then i realized
that fabric i chose for lining
is way more stretchy than skirt fabric
but it was all i had
so i kept on going
..
somehow i finished the skirt
i chose to make view b (longer version) in size 4
but cause of my wonky seams
and all the alterations i made trying to fix them
skirt ended up being size 3
but it fits me anyways
(thank you, insanity workout)
..
although my version is messy and wonky
and stripes are totally bad idea
(all those lovely pleats disappeared in stripes)
i would totally recommend this pattern to you
and i'm totally going to try it again
once i'm not in a rush to finish it 'on time'
once i have instructions to help me
once i choose the right fabric
and have enough pins..
and then i'll have a proper pattern review for you
and for lisa
..
mokosha

19 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! Love the exposed zip on your top.

    And the skirt - I didn't notice the pleats until you mentioned them, but when I went back to look - that pattern looks very interesting! I'll have to keep an eye out for when they release it. :-)

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    1. thanks, macska.. yup, pattern is very interesting, and i hope it will be out soon (and i wish i waited for the release before posting this pics, that would make more sense hehe)

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  2. Haha well I have to agree, this is not an easy skirt to make without instructions :D Hats off to you for making it work anyway!

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    1. thanks, lisa :) not an easy one to make, but for sure an easy one to wear.. can't wait to see all the colorful jade skirts popping out in blogosphere)

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  3. Your skirt looks great! and I really like it in the stripes.

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    1. thanks, carolyn.. i'm sure you're going to make a jade for yourself (it kind of look like your style to me), and i'm curious to see what fabric you chose

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  4. In spite of your difficulties, your skirt is fabulous. I love the way you styled it with the peplum blouse, and you pulled off the stripes well. I have a rtw top with the same pleats and love how it feels like a new look this season.

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  5. Hey Mokosha,
    Would you mind sharing a tutorial on how you get those scribbles?
    I'd love to make some for myself on a dress!
    Thanks!

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    1. well.. i'm not really a tutorial making kind of a girl.. and the process is too random to explain it.. but, who knows, maybe i decide to photograph it one day and post it here on blog

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  6. I like the skirt nonetheless. And the stripes aren't that bad, I noticed the folds right away! I'm so excited about this pattern, I will definitely sew one up for fall. Looking forward to your next version!

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    1. thanks, rachel.. such a great pattern, right? i'm thinking something in rusty color, if i can only find the fabric

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  7. It's really cute, and looks really comfortable, too!

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    1. thanks.. yup, it's totally comfortable (i usually don't wear too many pencil skirts, as they are not all that comfy, but this one is different)

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    1. And I love the skirt! :) Sorry. And the top. The top is super cute.

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    2. it's view b, the longer version of the skirt

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  9. You give me the need of sewing... Thank you. Beautiful look !

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    1. thank you for the lovely words :)

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