I went on kind of a finishing spree this week and picked up a few things I haven’t worked on in ages. I actually really enjoy cleaning out the stash and WIP baskets…sometimes. It comes with the changing of the seasons, right?

It’s not sunny or warm yet, but I’ll be ready for when it is with this skirt!

finished gathered skirt

finished gathered skirt

I used quilting cotton and the Zinnia pattern pieces, but heavily modified for a gathered waistband – no pleats, shortened a bit, drafted my own waistband. I did the side seams on the serger, which was a bit complicated by the fact that I also did in-seam pockets. There were a few funny places that I had to fix up by hand, but it wasn’t too bad. I also attached the waistband piece with the serger before folding it over and finishing it by hand.

finished gathered skirt

Is it the most flattering skirt shape for me? Not really, but I dislike that “flattering” seems to mean “makes you look skinnier” these days. It fits, it’s comfy, and I like it. It’ll get lots of wear this summer, I think. I can’t for the life of me remember what fabric line this is, but I’m sure someone out there knows – can you tell me in the comments? It’s driving me nuts!

hem detail

I tried to really take my time with the hem, pressing it properly and stitching slowly. I’m pretty proud of it. As much as I like hand sewing though, I think it’s time for me to just buy a new regular sewing machine.

adorable sheep pin

New trinket from the One of a Kind Show – this adorable sheep pin from Mehoi. Knitters will buy anything with a sheep on it, eh?

6 Responses to “A Finished Skirt!”

  1. Susan

    I just bought a new machine (Pfaff Ambition 1.0), which I have been saving up to buy for over a year, and I don’t regret it one bit. A good machine really does make a difference!

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  2. whitney

    I love it! I’m all for comfy skirts. (And I also dislike that “flattering” means “makes you look skinnier” – in my particular case, looking *skinnier* than I already am is actually the last thing I want, anyway.)

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  3. Grace Shalom Hopkins

    I think it looks flattering! The traditional silhouettes weren’t meant to make people look like sticks, they were designed to make you look like a curvacious goddess!

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  4. Jane

    I think it looks fabulous on you! Honestly, if it’s a piece that makes you feel good wearing it, that’s way more important than what’s “flattering.”

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  5. Meredith

    Case and point- I just bought two of these pins! His ambivalent smirk makes me laugh.

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