Ok, before I talk about my latest project, I want to put something out there.
I am a BAD shopper, If I see something on sale and I think its "cute" I grab it, usually without trying it on (because I have two little kidos with me and it is too much of a hassle)
so, I usually end up returning a lot of things.
I was at the fabric store buying something for a completely different project, I saw this knit cheetah print on sale ( I usually do NOT wear cheetah print), I thought "ohh, It's so cute! I am going to get this" I paid $16 for 2 yards. Anyways, when I got home I examined the fabric closely, I saw it was a thin sweater knit (something cardigans are made from) I thought oh shoot! What am I going to do with this? Well, I can't return fabric. So It has been sitting in my craft room for about a month now. I never got the courage to make anything out of it, first of all, I am not a seamstress, I can sew a simple skirt and a pillow case, but that's it!
So on a rainy day, I finally mustered up the courage to use some of the fabric to make something.
I used one yard for this project, so I still need to figure out what to make with the rest :) Which is good, It makes me get out of my comfort zone.
I decided to make a double layer knit pencil skirt, It took me about a half an hour to make!
If you want to see how I made it, then read on :)
First, I took my knit fabric and folded it in half and used a knit skirt which fit me well as a pattern.
I traced and cut
I cut two pieces like so:
I put the right sides together and sewed the sides together
When I turned it inside out, it looks like so:
Then I pulled one end inside, and it formed a skirt like this
(I think this would be super cute with two different fabrics for a reversible skirt )
Then I cut some elastic the same length as the waist.
(mine looks a little ghetto, since I didn't have enough of one and had to piece two pieces together, Its all good, It works :)
On one of the ends, I sewed the elastic on like so, and then folded it in:
Then I folded the second fabric in, as well:
Pinned all around:
Then I sewed all around the edge like this:
I am loving this comfy skirt!
It is cute and still comfortable to move around in while chasing my little man :)
I added a thin belt for a added detail