June 1, 2011

the Event of the Season - Ginger Reveals!

It's finally here, friends! The Ginger Party - so party hardy!! I really hope you've enjoyed sewing up your Ginger skirt and I hope that some of the tips and tricks I've shown have proved helpful. It's been really fun for me and I'm really excited to see everyone's finished skirts. Just so you know, if you've jumped in a little late, you are always welcome to add your link/image to the bottom of this post (even if that's not today) pointing us all in the direction of your finished Ginger project. Please, do not post links or images of projects that are not made from the Colette Patterns' Ginger skirt. Only skirts made from this pattern please (this does not include inspired by or projects that only included one piece of the Ginger pattern).

Alrighty, here are my versions all done up. I went with version 2 & 3 seeing as how I had made version 1 for the Ginger teaser. Overall, I'm really happy with the way these turned out. The striped one was easy peasy, except for the zipper, which of course I had to redo a few times (posted about that here, just in case you missed it). Goes with everything too! I wore it to my brother's graduation from high school (which was crazy weird since I graduated 11 years ago) over the weekend. It not only traveled very well, but my sister kept following me around saying, "I just love your outfit." Gotta send her a pattern now I think.

The seafoam green silk skirt was a true test of my patience and skill. I've never worked with 4 ply silk before and though I adore the fabric and the drape and the finished skirt, I had my moments. I added Gertie's boned waistband to this skirt which I can definitely say with certainty I will be doing from here on out when and if I have the occasion to do it. The waistband actually stays in place - doesn't move or shift about and yet, its still comfortable and lets me breathe. It's SPECTACULAR! I drafted another pocket to go with this skirt. A little half moon of a thing giving it a bit of a sweet touch. Mr. S couldn't stop raving about the drape of this particular skirt - he kept saying that it just hangs beautifully. Yeah, he gushed a bit, something he never does. So what do you think? Need to make your own now? Of course you do!

Looking for more shots of my Gingers? Jump over here.

OK, friends, here's your chance to jump in! Simply upload a photo and/or add a link to where we can see your Ginger online. Don't forget to upload your photos to the Ginger Sewalong pool too! Hope you had fun! I sure did and I'm so glad that so many of you sewed along with me! All the best!



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