(Jo-Ann Fabric Pattern # S0563)
I finally got around to using the fabric that I purchase from fabric.com a few months ago. I liked it so much when I saw it, I just bought 2 yards without really having an idea in mind. If you are a follower of my blog you probably saw this fabric in my fabric haul 3 posting. The fabric is Kaufman Laguna Stretch Jersey Knit Chevron Emerald.
I love when you only have to cut a few pieces instead of 10-12!!
I bought just enough to do this project. I think at first I did want to make a maxi dress. Because I didn't have a pattern to go off of when I purchased it, that idea was scraped really quick. That's what happens with impulse buys on your lunch break at work.
This was a quick and easy sew. Just sew up the side seams leaving how ever many inches you want for your side slit un-sewn.
I had in my stash left over black spandex/lycra/polyester fabric and decided to make the band out of that. It would also act as a Spanx type material for my waist and "mommy tummy!!"
I folded it in half and sewed around the edges using the standard 5/8" seam allowance and trimmed the excess off.
Then I sewed it to the inside of the skirt. When flipped to the right side there is a smooth seam and you can fold down the band like you do yoga pants.
I think it came out well. I was a little upset that my iPhone didn't take the pictures of me as clear as I thought. It looks so much better on my phone. I've worn it twice already and have received plenty of compliments. Mostly for the design of the fabric and then even more when I said I made it.
It's a great feeling to complete your garment. It never gets old to me!! I'm sure I will have another failure or disappointment before another triumph, but that's to be expected and I'm learning as I go.
Until Next Time ✌