It’s been a busy month of sewing, and all of it stash busting.
First up is a simple skirt using a small length of cotton border print. I would have loved a dress in this fabric but only had a metre to work with.
I ended up going with a simple A-line skirt using my trusty vintage simplicity (Simplicity 7142) as a base, then I added a self drafted shaped waistband.
I fully underlined in a cotton voile as the fabric is very lightweight and as a skirt I wanted it to have a little more body. It transformed the fabric so beautifully. I am a massive fan of organza but I decided that simple cotton would work better for this fabric.
The seams are all serged, the hem is hand stitched to the underlining and the zipper is a 8″ one from stash that I inserted as a lapped zipper, my favourite method for a “normal” zipper.
To keep the lovely print unbroken as I didn’t have enough to pattern match I cut the back piece on the fold and moved the zipper to the side.
I’ve worn it “dressy” with the black top and heels but also found myself wearing casually with a coloured t-shirt or singlet top and casual sandals – the lightweight cotton makes its very cool and comfortable to wear.