LittleGirl and I shopped for inspiring fabric this week in hopes of creating something fabulous to wear to church on Resurrection Sunday. LG opted for a jersey knit in white, while I chose a white cotton with brightly colored medallions in green, turquoise, and purple. Of course, as is always the case, inspiration didn't strike until Saturday afternoon.
If ever I get it together to sew an outfit 24 hours before an event, be prepared for the headlines to read something about Sheol turning its fiery depths to ice. Needless to say, one skirt was finished and the other was not. I might get the other sewn in time for church next week. Sigh.
LG described what she wanted--twirly, a bit above the knee in the front, and to the floor in the back with a big elastic waistband--and I believe we swung this one out of the park with the finish..and a few modifications. She loves it.
|White Jersey Knit from Hobby Lobby|
I opted for a yoga waistband for two reasons: 1) I didn't have a wide enough elastic to LG's liking, and 2) I didn't want to get out in the cold, rainy weather to buy some.
The skirt is made in two lengths of panels (21" in front, 40" in back), each 28" in width, gathered and attached to the yoga waistband. I took a very math & science approach to the high-low part of the skirt...She tried it on & stood still while I cut out the shape. The hem is serged, turned under once, and straight-stitched down.
LG was please with the results and so was I, except the knit sure did catch under the feed dogs and stretch out while being hemmed. Thank goodness for ball-point needles! I think it would have been a mess otherwise.
Now...should I stitch an A-line or Circle Skirt with my fabric? Hmmm....
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
Did you sew a special outfit to celebrate Easter?