BTW, it's still on the site, here. Now to be perfectly honest, this fabric looks better than it's hand feels. It has a lot of polyester in it with a slightly brushed back...and even though it's not a natural fabric, the resulting skirt is kewl...which reminds me of this black dress made from some very poly fabric from Fabric Mart too. However, the fabric was perfect for what I needed to sew this weekend. Plus it will be hardworking as well as hard-wearing!
I really did make this pull on skirt as simple as possible. There is no lining. The only complicated thing was that I bound the hemline and the elastic casing. I couldn't totally toss my "couture" ways to the wind! *LOL*
Full inside view
Binding on the elastic casing
Binding at the hemline
So here's the skirt...
The stats ~
*1 yard of Ocean Blue/Black/Multi Zig-Zag Weave Abstract Suiting
*TNT elastic waist skirt pattern
*1" wide non-roll elastic
*2 yards of black cotton bias binding
More Construction Details ~
I did peg the hem of the skirt by taking in an additional 1.5" on both sides of the skirt. The hem was machine stitched down. Believe me besides pressing the binding in half, this was the easiest sew possible. It only took me two weekends and all day to do, though! *LOL* But I wasn't rushing this, I just needed to sew something.
More pictures of the skirt...which as you can see are taken out on the porch. It was pretty warm today and my youngest daughter was around and volunteered again to take pictures. I think it's because she is enthralled with my camera.
I did cook today and I also got the fabric pretreated for my OFQC dress. All in all a very successful day. I won't be wearing this skirt until later this month...this week I will be in my black suits with my new black 'n white slingbacks.
Finally, these pictures were taken by my youngest daughter who makes me laugh really loud and act silly so here is an outtake...
I've scheduled a few posts for this week so I won't be leaving you alone like I did last week. Next weekend I will be working on my OFQC dress because that April 30th date is fast approaching! I've decided not to make an Easter Dress this year instead I'm going to wear this one because I've only worn it once...
Last thing...Jenny who writes the blog, Cashmerette, wrote an awesome post called, "One stop guide to sewing pattern sizes" that compares all of the sewing pattern companies (Big 4 and Indies) in one chart so you can see what size range you fall into, which is especially helpful to my plus size sistahs. But it was really wonderful of Jenny to do this and I think we all can benefit from this knowledge. So bookmark the page and reference it whenever you shop for patterns!
Oh sorry, one more last thing...I received a book in the mail to review so that will show up on the blog shortly.
....as always more later!