I am a big fan of skirts. They are comfy to wear and you still look mildly dressed up in them. I have lots and lots of skirts.
That doesn’t mean I can’t make more, though does it??
No. No it doesn’t.
Over the last month I made several jersey and stretch poly skirts. I brought a few to Vegas, though it was a bit warm there for long skirts. I suffered through it, so I could wear it on the plane. Planes are always cold.
This one was made with fabric I got sent to me from Germany from a contest I won. I really liked the border print and wanted the border at both the top and bottom. If I kept it just at the bottom, I’m afraid it would have been a bit too showy in the underwear department if the mostly white part was up on top. To make this work, I cut it off in the middle and put a knit lace in it. I also put the lace in the waistband. Originally, I was going to make a dress out of it, but I want to be able to use the top and bottom separately. Plus…it’s a bit of a pain to get into the dress with that big elastic center.
The color is off a bit due to the early morning light, but this is how it looks worn:
Here is one of the skirts I made, which is a 4-way stretch poly. I also made the dolman sleeved top, as well. Both items are a little dressy, but yet very comfy.
Here is how to make one:
I used the pattern I made for this dress, omitting the top, of course.
– Cut the top and the side of the waist piece on the fold (you will have 2 – one for the front and one for the back) and then 2 pieces for the skirt.
– Sew the skirt side seams and hem the bottom.
– Cut your 3″ wide elastic to size and sew the ends together.
– Sew the sides of the waist piece together
– Sandwich the elastic in between the folded over waist piece and then pin on the skirt, right sides together.
– Sew the seam at the waist. Once done you can topstitch the seam, so the elastic doesn’t shift around.
Then, here are few more that I made.
Black/white jersey stripe (didn’t make the top)
Geometric…of a sort…
That is all for now!