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Thursday, July 6, 2017

One of the unblogged: V8499 Tilton Skirt

Slowly, but surely..... Back to the blog!
I now have a SERIOUS BackBlog.  I have been sewing like crazy, and haven't been reviewing patterns, or blogging!
So here is the Tilton pattern I decided to work up! I am especially taken with these pants and will make these soon, I think, but I decided I needed a skirt and had a gorgeous fabric in my stash to work with.  I bought this batik and it's coordinating piece AGES ago - in the late 80s?  Early maybe as late as 92?

Hanging to dry over my banister it sure looks like a piece of art!
Here is what the coordinating piece looks like:

The pockets
 I read on Pattern review that the zipper suggested was too short, so I bought longer zippers, and was able to find a lovely metal zipper that complimented the fabric.  I followed "Noile"'s advice and covered my zipper tape with self fabric.

Next time I will follow "about sewing bee"'s advice and add stealth pockets to the inside - the pockets are purely decorative at this depth,

Overall it is a great pattern - a little long on me, and yes, it runs high on ease, but a very nice pattern.