Speaking of migraines, happy Monday, everyone! As you can tell, I made a skirt! I then wore it to work where a coworker told me it reminded her of how things look when you have a migraine…. uh, thanks?
I thought it was a fun “tribal/ethnic” print, but hey, I’ll go with a migraine simulation! This was a super easy, super quick project that only took a couple of hours. Don’t you just love those kinds of projects?? It seems like I’ve only been doing easy projects lately, so I’m working on something a little more difficult now (in a woven fabric, gasp!) that I’ll share in a couple of weeks.
The pattern is McCall’s M6966 and I made a maxi skirt last year from this pattern. Actually, I wanted this to be a maxi skirt, too, but silly me – I didn’t buy enough fabric for a maxi. I was determined to make this awesome fabric a skirt, so I just went with the shorter skirt option and I’m liking it.
The fabric is from GirlCharlee.com and is a nice mid-heavy weight ponte knit. Pontes are so easy to sew! No curling edges when you’re trying to pin, no shifting under the presser foot… it’s like sewing a piece of heaven.
Since McCall’s tends to run their knit patterns on the larger side, I made a straight size small (and let me tell you, this booty ain’t no size small!).
As far as construction goes, I serged most of the seams and used my regular machine to make the channel for the hidden waistline elastic and to sew the hem.
There’s not much else to say about this easy-peasy skirt, so I’ll leave you with a picture of me in a desert musical (AKA I ran out of poses…):
“See you next WEEEEEEEEEEEK!”