And what could be more comfortable than a floor-length knit skirt?
Okay, so it’s hard to make this one classy… 😉
Last night I got the hankering to sew, but knew I needed a quick, easy, and useful project. So, I pulled out more of this fabric and got to work.
I now keep Butterick 3134 in my sewing box with my pins and scissors. That’s how practical and essential to my sewing it is. 😉
I simply extended the pattern and 1.5″ on top and 2.5″ along the hem. I used my regular sewing machine and didn’t have to finish any of the seams because of the fray-free qualities of knit. 🙂 I did hem it though to give some weight to the edge.
For those interested in how I did a fold over waistband:
I simply made a “facing” for the top 7″ or so of the skirt so that I could just fold it over and you’d see the nice fabric. Knits rock. Totally wouldn’t be able to do that with cotton- not stretchy enough!
It was sooo easy- sewed the sides of the facing together, then facing to skirt top right-sides-together. Then sewed the facing to the seam allowance from previous step. And finally stitched the bottom of the facing down, making sure everything was smooth!
I loooove the stretchiness of the knit, but it can be slightly bulky and/or prone to falling down if tugged. As I was trying to style this skirt, I realized that if you fold the waistband over a thin belt, it keeps everything smooth and where it’s supposed to be. Can totally wear the skirt without the belt, but it makes it a little more fuss-free. 🙂