Dubarry 5836 in Cream Linen

Since the weather held up, I was able to go out and take some pictures of my completed Dubarry 5836 skirt.

I love the V-shaped waistband yolk of this skirt.  For some reason I think of this shape being modern, but this pattern is from the 40’s so I’ll have to readjust my thinking.  The other thing I love about this is form fitting A-line shape but the gathers at the front give just enough ease to make this a comfortable, every day kind of skirt.

Here’s a detail of the waistband with the gathers:

One thing this waistband needs is a bit more structure.  I saw Gertie’s post about boning a waistband a bit too late to incorporate it into this version.  But the next one will definitely utilize this base structure along with some cute piping or other fun detail.

Felix took these pictures of me, in our local neighborhood city-garden that is right at the end of our alley.  It’s so quaint and cute;  I’m going to have to go there more often now that summer is approaching.  The top I’m wearing is one of the oldest shirts I own, it was my mom’s when she was in high school.  It’s 100% polyester with 0% breath-ability, but I still love it anyhow.

This was my first project using a linen fabric.  Overall it was really easy to sew, but I did find it a bit tricky to iron.  Every time it got pressed and steamed up, it wanted to stretch out on me.  I’m sure this is the way all linens are, but I just had to be extra careful when ironing it.

Here’s a side view of my skirt:

All in all, the only alteration I made to the pattern was to shorten the length since I’m such a shorty.  The waistband instructions were different than what I’m used to, and I had to read through it several times.  But it all worked out in the end.

Since I really don’t like the sheerness of the cream linen, I underlined this with a white cotton batiste.  But I think I’m also going to sew up a basic white slip, thanks to Gertie and Tasia.  These two ladies have quite the tutorials for easy-peasy slips.

Gertie’s Slip Tutorial: Half Slip

Tasia’s Slip Tutorial: Version 1 and Version 2 (so far)

I hope you guys all had a lovely Memorial Day.  I have been so happily-productive this weekend; I have lots more to show you for the rest of the week, I can’t wait.  :)

Did you guys do anything special or get some fun projects done?


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