Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP...that Became a Finished Project(s)

I decided to make a skirt for my goddaughter T while she was visiting.  I found a pattern for making a reversible skirt at Blissful Sewing.  So I decided to give it a try.

It's not as easy as you'd think to photograph a skirt.

The pattern calls for the waistband to be one of the fabrics used, but I decided to use black as it's featured in both prints.

T has seen and tried on the skirt because I needed to make sure that the elastic was adjusted accurately for her.  And I didn't make the skirt as full as the pattern called for.  Good call on reducing the amount of fabric.  And the pattern called it spot on for the length of elastic -- waist measurement less 2 inches.

If you are looking for a skirt pattern, I recommend this one from Blissful Sewing.  The instructions are clear, and there are lots of photos.  I recommend you read the pattern from beginning to end first and make note of the measurements before you cut and sew fabric.

But then I wanted to make more skirts.  I didn't realize how easy and fun they'd be to make.  This skirt is not reversible as I didn't have a print to go with it.

I also found a skirt pattern that had leggings attached to the waistband.  But I didn't end up making it because the pattern called for cutting off the waistband of the leggings, sewing the leggings to the skirt, but then sewing the leggings waistband back to the skirt.  It just seemed like a whole lot of extra work.  I had already purchased the knit fabric, so I just made the skirt following the pattern above.  T can just wear leggings underneath the skirt if she chooses.

I made the knit skirt a little fuller than the other ones.  We'll see how that works out.  I hope it's not too much fabric.

So now I'm itching to go fabric shopping to buy skirt fabric.  Like I need another project to work on, with all UFO's sitting in my sewing room.  But the skirts are so fun and whip up quickly -- instant gratification.

Last night's plan was to close up the waistband on the purple skirt and to make a start on the second skirt.  But I was having so much fun that I ended up staying up late to make two skirts.  And now my WIP post has become a finished project post.

But I'm still linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Lucky T! She'll have a whole new wardrobe to wear to school in September!

  2. these are great. New addictions are good!

  3. Cool, I love the pink fabric with the black line flowers, I think I have it in white.

  4. The skirt you made for T is absolutely darling but I think the second is my favourite. I made wrap around skirt when I was in grade 7 (yes...a long....long...time ago). It was for Home Ec class. I'm not sure if they even have those classes anymore. Long story, kind of short, the first time I wore it in class, I went to stand up from my desk and my knee caught the edge of the skirt. Let's just say I didn't manage to pick it up as fast as it fell off. I swore I'd never make another skirt but after seeing yours....well I guess we should never say never.


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