Friday, 20 July 2018

July: Simple summer skirts......

2018 Make 7

Need: An easy make to use up some stash. Something to wear to work and play to go with a huge pile of coloured vest tops!

Pattern: Self drafted elastic waist skirt. I barely even used any measurements for these two -apart from the elastic casing waist band.

Fabric: Two lots of viscose from the stash, one seaside print left over from this dress (now gone to recycling) Both good weight and quality, super delightful to sew with and lovely and breezy to wear.

Notions: 3/4 inch elastic, matching thread.

Thoughts: Oh these were very satisfying to sew up. I kept the width of each piece of fabric, so I'm not even sure what it was, I just knew it was bigger than my waist measurement so fine for a gathered skirt. I used french seams-always a good idea when using viscose as it frays so much. I did measure up the waistband for the elastic casing. Each of these took around an hour and it felt so nice to go rogue, not use any form of pattern or directions and actually get something you like and can wear out of it, I mustn't let that go to my head though......"No ZoĆ«, you cannot make a freehand dress that wont look like a sack".......

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