This is what the last few weeks have been like:
Fun. By Thursday last week, I was really tired and fed up, so decided a break would do me good - so I ran up this little skirt. Just as well, because on Thursday night I think we all found out we had not quite done what we should in the essay, and I spent the weekend working on it. Anyway, it's finished now :) :) :)
Tomorrow I start the next one!
Anyway, back to the skirt. I used Kwik Sew 3765:
I've made this skirt before in stretch fabrics:
Because the skirt was a stretch woven I cut an XS.
This skirt though, is made in a woven fabric so needs a bit more ease . So I cut S.
Most elastic waist skirts are rectangles sewn together at the sides, and then elastic put in at the top. This skirt is tapered in a bit going into the waist. When cutting measure, and if it fits your hips, then it will work. If you have large hips, you might need to add more at the waist.
With less fabric at the waist than most elastic waist skirts, the look is not quite so bulky.
I used to be a real sewing snob, and would never sew elastic waist anything. But elastic waist garments do have a place - sewing basics like this becomes quick and simple. And very easy to put on, as well .
Now the usual front, back and side views:
I also want to show you the little split at the back. I always finish the split so it can't split more through the stitching or fabric. Sometimes I put a hook and eye on the back, but often I use buttons - one to anchor the split, and sometimes some decorative ones as well. That's what I did with this skirt:
As you can see, that split is not going to tear - always the weak point in garments like this, especially if you tend to stride, like I do:)
That's it for today, not sure when I will be able to catch up with you all again - after I have done the next assignment, I think, not before :)