Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets!

Get ready for on onslaught of colour.

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Drape-y!

This is silk, glorious silk, that I bought during our trip to Malaysia this year.

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Pretty!

LOOK AT ALL THE COLOUR. So very red!

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Waistband!

Pretty waistband!

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Invisible Zipper!

Check out that invisible zipper installation! The most perfect one I’ve ever done. Don’t look at the ends of the waistband though.

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Blind Hem!

Blind hemming! A new skills to add to my bag for 2013.

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Innards!

Check out the innards. Not as perfect as I had initially planned but that’s what sewing a seam at three in the morning will do.

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Hanging in a tree!

Parrot Feather Silk Skirt with Pockets! Blowing in the wind!

Overall I’m really happy with this skirt! Sewing with the silk wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be – I had made sure I had the right sized needle and tried sewing on a scrap a few times to make sure the tension was right. After that, it was all about pinning and pressing!

I always thought this pattern was feathers rather than leaves. Apparently so does my cousin who says it looks like a parrot.

When I make another silk skirt, I won’t use this pattern. I’m wondering if I had cut the pieces on the bias would that have changed anything about how it drapes. The fabric hangs quite gathered on the sides and the pockets don’t help the silhouette, so it’s bulkier around the hips than I intended. But I still love it πŸ™‚

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