As I mentioned last week I am participating in The Summer of No Pants Skirt Sewing Challenge that Marigold is hosting at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!
Here is the skirt that I made this week for the first week of the challenge
This was the first skirt I have ever made for myself. I have made skirts for the kids, but I have never made a skirt for myself. I'm not really a skirt person, but I really want to be. I think that's why the challenge appeals to me.
Part of the challenge was to make one skirt from your fabric stash, make one skirt a reconstruction out of old clothes, and to make one with a non-elastic waist. This was my skirt made from material from my fabric stash. It's a knit fabric that I snagged out of a remnant bin a while back for next to nothing. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I knew I wanted it. By the way, did I mention that I despise working with knit? Absolutely despise it.
I used Simplicity pattern number 3634 for the skirt. It's a winter pattern, but I really liked the skirt. It was simple to put together, and was the perfect pattern for my first skirt.
Now next week, I plan to tackle my skirt with a non-elastic waist. I am going to use a zipper. I have never sewn a zipper in before. NEVER. I have always avoided patterns that require zippers like the plague.