I’m here once again to talk about another pattern that I have sewn. This skirt, New Look 6899, hasn’t been made all that many times, just 6 so far. But, in my defense, 4 of them went to other people!
The first few in a knit were made with an easy wide unenclosed elastic which means that it was a 2 seam, one elastic and a hem jobby that was very quick to produce. These were made up with mystery knits and I really don’t expect that will last all that long. More of a fast fashion fix.
I had been hankering for a relatively uninvolved sew, and I really wanted a new little flippy skirt in a grey. I really do love grey – such an east colour (tone?) to wear. With that in mind I looked at my stash and found some perfect grey, but it was a knit. I could have done up a quick skirt, but the fabric screamed just a smidge more class than an exposed elastic waistband, so I decided to just interface the hell outta it and see how holds up. That and a silky lining – I hate having my skirts stick to tights.
I enjoyed that skirt so much that I decided to have a go at a woven for me. I had a great turquoise silk for a lining and then picked up a perfect dotted chambray from Spool of Thread in Vancouver. They have a huge selection of quilting cottons and have been picking up more apparel fabrics as well.
Apparently I decide when I make a pattern, that if I’m going to spend the time to fit it properly, then I’m going to make it numerous times. Who knew??