I love this skirt... I almost want to make it in my size:
It's another half-circle skirt, but with elastic in the back waistband, fully lined (and reversible!) and with a scalloped hem. Also, this skirt is not in my size, but in Booper's size.
I only put pockets on the denim side, which means that I have yet to convince Booper to wear it floral-side out, other than for photos, but I shall prevail! =)
This skirt has a pretty good amount of twirl to it, which means I ended up with quite a few photos like this one:
And like this one:
It took a while to sew all those scallops! But I went very slowly, since curves aren't an area I'm fully confident in... I think they turned out pretty well. =)
The hard part was clipping into the point of the scallops deeply enough that they didn't pucker when I turned it right side out. I put fray check at the top of each point once I noticed that they were going to pull through... I wish I had done it before clipping though. There has to be a better way to stabilize that area so I don't get puckers or fraying though.
The waistband on this was really difficult! The skirt took a lot of fabric, and I had two other projects to cut out of the remainder, so when it came to cutting the waistband I had to really skimp on the seam allowances. I used the floral fabric for the waistband on the denim side, and a denim waistband on the floral side. =)
I didn't really love this fabric when I first bought it... just liked, not loved, but now I really wish I'd bought more. It's a quilting cotton exclusively for Joann's, and as I said, I have some other projects to show from the same fabrics: a simple skirt for Gaiw (finished, need photos), and a little dress for Beckers that I'm not quite done with. =) And truly, I can imagine no end of little garments that I would love in these fabrics. Also a nursing cover... or a carseat cover... or... or... Maybe I should just buy some more of it. =)
I'll be back once I have photos of Gaiw's simple skirt.... Kid's Clothes Week is going quite well this season! =)
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