For me, the most difficult part of maintaining a sewing blog is getting my picture taken. Some days (or in this case, weeks) I just don’t feel like being in front of the lens. I think this photo captures this perfectly.
I realized yesterday afternoon that if I didn’t get some photos of this skirt to post, I might never post about it. Since completing this skirt two weeks ago, I’ve sewn three more garments – all of which I’d like to show you. So, without further delay….
Pattern: self drafted
Fabric: Silk/Cotton Print from Gorgeous Fabrics, lined with silk habotai
Notions: invisible zipper, hair canvas, silk organza, and petersham ribbon
Cost: approx. $30
The skirt is a simple design to showcase the linear pattern. I cut two rectangles and then pleated them for added volume. The waistband is cut straight with a petersham ribbon on the inside – a technique I learned from Lynda Maynard. It makes the most comfortable straight waistbands! You can give it a try with this tutorial from Interweave press.
One thing that I’m not thrilled about – this skirt is susceptible to static cling. I was surprised by this considering that the self-fabric is a cotton/silk blend and the lining is silk. It was so bad one day that I broke down and bought a box of snuggle dryer sheets at the laundrymat. After wiping down the skirt with one, I stunk but at least my skirt wasn’t riding up!