Friday, June 17, 2011
Another Knit Skirt - with Pockets!
I had so much fun when I made my first knit skirt and dress, I knew I wanted to try more sewing with knits. I have been pretty busy with other projects, but really wanted to make a skirt for Crafterhours' Skirt Week (and play along with the Summer of No Pants, too). Since both of these fun events are ending today, I finally found time to make another skirt last night.
I used a grey interlock knit that I had bought from the bargain bin at my local fabric store for $3/yard - interlock is a bit sturdier and less flowy than jersey knit, and it looks the same on both sides. Since I bought this from the bargain bin, I don't know the fiber content but it does have a bit of stretch. The design was inspired by skirts that I have seen women wearing this spring (isn't people watching a great source of inspiration?), and I made up the pattern myself again. I love that it has pockets! So great for toodling around the house when I always seem to be putting my phone or something else down and then having to go back and get it. It hits at a slightly below knee length, which I think is cute, although I may make another one that is a few inches shorter (and/or I may make a dress version!).
This is not the best photo of the back, but I wanted to show that I put some pleats in the back too. It is a pretty straight cut for the skirt but the front and back pleats mean that it isn't too fitting or tight - which is good, since it gets way to hot and sticky here in DC in the summer to be wearing a fitted skirt.
I am still playing around and figuring out the best stitches to use when sewing knits - I used my double needle to sew the hem on this skirt and am very happy with how it turned out!
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