would you believe it took me over a year to just get on with it and finish that skirt? (literally. it’s two pieces plus a waistband!) first i ran out of bias tape–i was finishing the interior edges hong kong style. then i forgot to cut a waistband. ran out of fabric. decided i hated it. couldn’t decide if it fit. every excuse in the book, i used, until summer came and i realized i needed a long-ish skirt to be comfortable on hot summer days when shorts and jeans would be anathema.
thinking about it more logically, i maybe should not have used jo-ann “target bottomweight” for this garment, because that stuff does not exactly breathe. but it still became my best saturday-morning-errands garment. (and sundays? pffft. sundays are for sitting on the couch in PJ’s!)
|with Simplicity 2425||with Simplicity 2034|
|with Advance 8309|
AND…check out these shorts:
are these not the epitome of 1950s chic? construction-wise, they could not be easier: i faux flat-felled everything, inserted a zipper, attached the waistband using a margaret islander “burrito” method, and voila! i’m still tinkering with the fit. i need to flatten that hip curve just a smidge. you can also see on the red pair how much work my initial construction needed. fortunately i had tightened that up on the yellow pair for a much nicer finish.