Thursday, March 3, 2011
I'm very silently starting my Me-Made-March 2011 project.
I'm not going to put my photographs for the project here, but you may visit Me-Made-March '11 Flickr group if you would like to have a look at the participants' achievements including mine.
It's a mermaid skirt with 6 panels. Yes, we call this type of skirts "mermaid skirts" in Japan, but I'm not sure how you call them in English speaking countries. Mine is a mid length skirt, but some of you may feel mermaid skirts need floor length. My one doesn't have exaggerated ruffle fins either. It has only humble flutters around its hem. A flared 6-panel skirt, perhaps? Whichever, I'm sure nobody would call it mermaid skirt anyway. It's an orange skirt, because of this noticeable color.
It's a loose bottle neck top made from a tunic dress pattern. I intentionally chose size 42, which was bigger than my measurement(38), and shortened the pattern to make it a big casual pullover. Because the pattern is made to give a large unfitted shape with drop shoulders, I assumed that there wouldn't be problems with making it in much larger size to wear it as a very baggy top. Actually, I think it looks as I planned.
Yay for me!
pattern: Mermaid Skirt (discontinued) from anneecotton*
size40, down graded to 38. Fully lined.
fabric: wool/acryl blend, slightly thick, rough, warm, lightly felted woven fabric, orange
Big and bottle-necked pullover
pattern: Wilma tunic dress from TAMANEGI-KOBO (PDF)
size 42, shortened by 25cm in total. Cuffs and a hem band were attached.
fabric: cotton/polyester gray-ecru jersey, warm, light, mid-bodied, soft and slightly fluffy like peach skin.