The “Muneca” Wrap Skirt
Fabric: Pique and Cotton Silk Blend (Gifted) plus Cotton Lining
Pattern: McCall’s M5430
Notions: Thread, Assortment of Metallic Thread and Interfacing
Time to Complete: 9 Hours
First worn: Shopping to Buy Fabric and then to Work!
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $16 – $10 Fabric, $6 Notions, Rest from Stash
Ok, is it just me or do those patterns that state 1 hour done are never done in 1 hour. Maybe I’m slow, this skirt took me 2.5 hours and the rest of the time was spent on embroidery, which was a lot of fun. My best friend Carmen, has a dog named Muneca that she rescued.
She is so cute and adorable, I thought it would be fun to do my version of a poodle skirt with a doggy drawing like Muneca. A quick search online and I found a drawing that worked perfectly. First – I added some of my own touches, (Had to have a dragonfly!) then basted the paper print to a piece of pique cotton I had interfaced to be thick enough to use on my machine. Using a narrow zig-zag set with a short stitch length I stitched right through the paper with metallic thread. This is the first time I have used metallic thread, it gave the embroidery a nice modern sparkle and the colors really popped off the white fabric. When I was finished with all the stitching I just peeled the paper off, trimmed the dog out, sewed the shape to the solid white panel so the piqué cotton would act as nice texture for the doggy.
Pique Cotton stretches easily so I interfaced the waistband and lined the pockets with a cotton lining. I really like the mixture of the white fabrics to add interest of tone on tone to the simple wrap skirt. Right now the skirt ties to the side but I may change that to a buckle, it just feels a little bulky with the fabric I chose. At lunchtime we walked around the neighborhood and took some pictures outdoors, it felt like 100 degrees and melting!