The “Take 2 Nautical Inspired” Skirt
Fabric: 2 yards of linen-look cotton blend (remnant)
Pattern: BurdaStyle’s Linda Circle Skirt
Notions: 2″ Elastic Waistband
Time to Complete: 2 hrs
First Worn: April 2012
Wear Again: Totally! It’s my new, fav basic
Total Price: $1
After last week’s challenge, I couldn’t help myself and had to make another nautical-inspired creation. BurdaStyle’s Linda Skirt is my go-to pattern for a full, swingy circle skirt. I’ve used it at least 4 times for other skirts as well as to create full-skirted dresses. Since it’s such a basic pattern, it only took me 2 hours to complete. Wooot!
I had big plans for the circle skirt challenge, but I was just feeling *mehh* about my ideas. As I was sitting at my table, pondering a new circle skirt design that would pump me up to sew, I saw my navy & white stripe elastic in my notions container. Right then and there I decided I am going to use it and make the skirt I’ve been wanting to make for a year now! A basic red circle skirt with a contrast waistband.
After the splurge from last week’s nautical creation, I’m back to stash busting. The red fabric I used for this circle skirt is a large remnant from another skirt I made a year ago. I feel really lucky I had enough fabric! I’m attributing it to my super-shortness which is a mega yardage saver. It feels really good to have this fabric remnant out of my stash (off my back) and hanging in my closet as a finished garment.
This is the fastest I’ve ever sewn a garment from start to finish! I’m still reeling that I sewed this puppy up in one day. I did a simple double folded hem, serged all of the raw ends, and due to the elastic waistband I was able to go sans-zipper, just like our host Mena loves to do. :)
What’s a circle skirt without a little twirling action?!