Can you believe it’s the end of June already?? Where is this year going?
So how have you been doing with your summer sewing – have you made anything fun? I am so happy – I have two cute projects to share with you for this edition of Sew Our Stash. And even better – both things were made with fabrics that were . . . wait for it . . . already in my stash!
You’ve had a peek at the first item I made already, this vintage style summer sundress for Melly Sew’s 30 Days of Sundress series!
There are so many cute sundresses there – for women and girls!
My second project for the month was born of desperation. Ok, maybe not desperation, but a strong desire for a cute summer skirt that is also comfortable. Also it was born from a desire to not pay big bucks for a knit skirt, when I have cute knits just sitting in tubs in my sewing room! So my new knit skirt was born!
It’s made of this super comfy knit – I love that the stripes are so small that it will work almost as a solid, but there’s still some variation to it. Plus – it has pockets!!
And because I can’t seem to do just plain things, I added a bit of lace to the curve of the pocket. I think it adds a fun touch, don’t you?
I don’t have a full tutorial, but here’s the basics:
- I cut the front and back skirt panels at 44″ x 22″. That width would work for most sizes, there’s quite a bit of gathering on it.
- For the front waistband, I took my waist measurement and divided it in half. That’s the length of the piece, it’s 6″ wide. The back waistband is 24″ x 6″ wide.
- I drew a basic pocket pattern and cut out four. I sewed the pockets, right sides together, along the curve and the front and bottom edges. I turned it right side out sewed lace to the curved edge. Then I lined it up with the top and sides of the front skirt panel.
- I sewed the side seams of the front and back of the skirt.
- I cut a piece of fusible interfacing half the width of the front waistband and ironed it in place. I sewed the front and back waistband pieces together, but left a 2″ section open on the top half of one side seam. I pressed the waistband in half.
- Gather the top edge of the skirt, then lining up the side seams, sew the waistband to the skirt.
- Feed 3″ elastic through the opening on the inside of the waistband, along the back. Pin the elastic just past the side seams into the front portion of the waistband and adjust for fit. Sew the elastic in place on the back side of the waistband by sewing down each of the side seams of the waistband.
- Hem the skirt – and you’re all done!
It was super fast to put together – I need to make up a few more!
Make sure you head over to visit Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings – she has some fun new tops to show off this month!!
What have you been sewing this month? We’d love to hear about it!!