Two lined, one knit, and the month still isn't over. Watch out SASSSG. RBOEDTLOSSG (random-burst-of-energy-due-to-lack-of-sleep-sewing-goddess) is on the move!
Actually, my sleep is back to normal. I am not waking up at midnight and tossing/turning until 3a.
On with the review...
left: paired with Jalie 2559
right: front of skirt
This skirt is my second version of McCall's 6654 and was very easy to make. There are only three pieces - two of which are cut on the fold.
Fabric: I made the skirt out of one of my fabric purchases during my fantabulous trip to Australia. I picked up this piece in Cabramatta at the meet-up with Beverly, Maria, Valerie, Alison, Wendy, and Sharon. When I saw the bolt, I made a bee-line for it because I HAD to have it.
The fabric has a nice weight and has a mesh backing that is held in place by the print.
Notions: I used a stretch needle in my sewing machine to stitch the seam and regular needles/thread to serge the seams together. I used 3/4"-wide elastic cut to a comfortable size in the casing.
Instead of converstitching the hem, I oped for a blind hem. I didn't want coverstitch threads interrupting the print on the outside.
Alterations: Previously, I made a 1.25-inch full seat adjustment - an alteration I have to do on every skirt. I ended up using larger seam allowances (1.25") so that the skirt hugged my hips a little more. For future versions, I'll use 1" seam allowances instead.
This is my go-to pattern for knit pencil skirts. From cut to finish (barring no crazy sewing errors), it can probably be sewn in an hour. I make the crazy sewing errors, so my sewing time is a bit longer. =)
You were reading my mind, Valerie!
Until next time, peace!