Yay to me! I finished my reversible skirt. Actually, this puppy was finished over the weekend, but I'm WEARING it to work. My co-worker (and walking partner - side bar, but I'm very happy to be trying to get more healthy) took a few snaps on my iPhone for me modeling.
The yellow side is my favorite, but the pink is also a winner, especially since I'm working on a solid fuchsia/pink top using the Butterick 5185 mock wrap top pattern that'll work great with this version. There are 12 reviews on PR for the wrap top and I'm still a bit stumped on the finishing the knot portion of the directions. I've done the first part of it, but having trouble finishing it up. I'm bringing it to my last sewing class of the semester tonight in hope of completing this project. I'm sure it'll be easy, once the Instructor screws my head on right. lol. I've already done a knotted top and dress, but each one has been a bit different. Oh well, I love the style and shape and will work it out.
Once this project is complete, I plan on cutting out my yellow fabric for the New Look 6807 top. I should be able to whip the shirt up quickly and then it's the last project of my (personal) mini-wardrobe contest. I really feel good about sticking to my plan, even though the real contest is finished.
This is not an actual reversible skirt pattern, but I wanted to get 2-skirts in one. I chose 2 cotton prints from Joann's and just cut the pattern out for each fabric. I liked the slight-poofy affect I was getting, so I left some of the fullness in when I sewed the FOE (fold-over-elastic) around the hemp and side edge. I used a black, heavier cotton for the waist ties and voila, a reversible skirt. This will really help me out with all the traveling lately. I like the idea of care0free, light packing. This skirt is the ticket!
Labels: FO - McCall 5430 skirt