Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Elastic Waist Skirt

The other day I was looking for an easy skirt pattern and came across this pattern over a Freshly Picked.  It looked so easy and cute I had to give it a try. 

I found the fabric at Hancock Fabrics on a pre-measured bolt.  It was 5 yards for 10 dollars, so I had extra for another project, yay!  This pattern was really easy to follow.  I didn't put the pockets in, which made it that much faster.  I also added extra fabric so the skirt was more full.

Since I didn't put the pockets in, I used a french seam to finish off the sides.  I think this adds a lot, it makes the project seem more professional.  Plus if you don't have a serger this is a great way to finish your seams.  I have one but I still use this technique on most  projects, I guess it is just personal preference.

For the hem on the bottom I sewed three lines of straight stitches side by side.  It looked great.  It really did add a more finished look and I love how the black stitches stand out on the fabric.  Even though this was a really simple project it helps to add a few simple things to make it more professional and unique.

1 comment:

Ma Heather and Pa Craig said...

That is so cute. I love the fabric. You need to show a picture though of you wearing it!