How brilliant is this print? It’s from Stone Fabrics. I originally purchased it to make a t-shirt but when it arrived I changed my mind because it deserved to be used for something with more impact. It was slightly nerve racking using it for my second overlocker project but I had no problems at all.
I used elastic at the waist (instead of a waistband which I used on my previous maxi skirt) and it’s more aesthetically pleasing. I extended the skirt pattern piece vertically upwards at the waist by twice the width of the elastic. After attaching an elastic circle to the wrong side, I folded it inwards. There’s a choice next: you can either stitch in the ditch at the side seams or stitch all the way round to enclose the elastic (which looks similar on the outside to a waistband). I opted for stitch in the ditch and so far I haven’t had any problems with the elastic flipping outwards while I’m wearing it.
The skirt was made weeks ago and has been worn so much that I almost forgot to blog about it. I dragged (ok, nicely coaxed) hubby to a suitable photography spot this morning but with the light and the breeze (see above image for breeze issues) it was tricky to capture so we did an inside shot too.