Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jersey Skirt

I had a recent hankering for a soft, knit skirt. One that was stretchy, comfy... that you could throw on around the house for lounging, but still be unashamed to answer the door in- should someone come to visit :)

I was terrified to sew with a new fabric (I always am) so I set out to find one in a store. The most decent, modest, non clingy one I could find was 88$. Lets just say that *inspired* me to try my hand at making one :)

Here is my attempt. I do like it alot- but its a bit big. So then I put an old Jersey skirt, one that is much too small to be decent anymore, underneath it... as a petticoat, if you will. That solved the clingy problem, and the too big problem--- although I think I will wear a long shirt underneath in case it creeps down. Well this is a terrible self portrait, but you get the idea!

I couldn't find a pattern for one I liked- so I just winged it! It has a foldover waistband, and I think would be just perfect for maternity. If anyone desires it, I'll put up a more comprehensive tutorial!

And now just for fun... look what I picked up at the store!

She crawled into the bag while I was unpacking groceries. Only she didn't seem to like it when I picked the bag up. Tee hee.


Jen said...

I would love to see how you made your skirt!!

We had a cat that used to love playing in plastic bags. She would sometimes lick the insides for some reason. She wasn't too thrilled about the picking up part either! LOL!

Serena said...

I love your skirt, and I'd love to see a tutorial! Jersey skirts are wonderful, and I haven't had one in about six years!

Anonymous said...

I would like to add my vote for a tutorial on making the jersey skirt! I'm having issues fitting into most of my clothes... stretchy things sound really good right now. :) And Ari is super cute.

Jodi said...

Yes, please share! I would definitely like a tutorial! :)

Amy said...

Please do post a tutorial for the skirt - I would love to make one, and yours looks so cute and comfy! Your kitty is cute, too!

~~Deby said...

I would love to learn how to make a COMFORTABLE at home type skirt that is not denim,,,,this is my first time at your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you.

Stephanie Marie said...

Yes, a tutorial would be lovely!

Heather said...

I continue to be amazed at your sewing talent! It's been forever since I was on the forum, but I need to visit again soon!

We've been so busy already with the holidays ~ I have missed visiting your blog and hope you are well! Love, Heather

Kelli said...

Your new skirt looks very comfy! Too funny about your kitty, mine likes to go through grocery bags too. LOL



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