The “Going Full Circle”
Fabric: From Spotlight: Stretch Cotton Lycra Sateen $14.95/m
Pattern: Self Drafted
Notions: Waist interfacing, 1 button, zip
Time to complete: 3 hours approx.
First worn: For the photos
Wear again? Yes – to a friends 40th next weekend
I was so excited about this challenge. I have been wanting to make a circular skirt for ever.
I dragged out my old textbook from Tech to draft my pattern – first time I had cracked a text book in ages, it made my brain hurt.
I love this style of 50’s moody, abstract prints. But I am not sure about these colours! They clash – don’t you think? I was thinking about painting over that fire engine red to “knock it back a bit”. Over the 18 months that I have owned this fabric, I have gone from “had to have it – must buy 5.5 metres?!?!)” to “hate it” but it’s grown on me and now I think I love it. I think is best with plain top and simple accessories.
So the skirt is super easy. Made with three seams because it’s long. It has a zip, waistband and button. This fabric sews like a dream and drapes beautifully.
During the sewing the waist stretched I discovered, after finishing, it that it is too big. It needs altering before I can wear it.
The last time I sat on the ground for a photo was on my wedding day! That time it was sand, at the beach. This time it was on the neighbours ratty grass, under the amazing sandstone hanging rocks at the front of this property. Mark and I had a laugh doing the photos, especially the ones of me sitting awkwardly on the ground or on tree stumps!
So apart from the fact that the waist is huge on me and I feel like it’s too short – with more work it could potentially be a good piece for this Autumn.
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