I’ve been wanting to make a stretchy knit skirt for myself for some time now. One that is comfy, but doesn’t look like I’m wearing the skirt version of sweatpants. Ideally it would look cute with flip-flops and a tank top. But would simultaneously be simple to dress up with a little jewelry and curled hair. Oh and it also needs to stay put when little hands tug on it…..that part is super important.
Enter Sew Liberated and the Jersey Skirt.
I checked it out from the library a while back. I’m cheap that way. The patterns were missing (the downside of library books) but for this skirt you make your own pattern. Or if you’re like me you just look at the pictures, hold the fabric up to your waist and start cutting.
Either way, the instructions and diagrams for putting this skirt together are pretty easy to follow. A good beginning clothes making project for sure. The skirt is comfy, with just the right amount of twirliness at the bottom. The fact that it is stretchy means that it is going to look good on a variety of body types and is wearable even on a day when you’re own body is feeling frumpy to you. Whether you wear your skirts high on your waist (like me) or slung low on your hips (which is cool) it works! And the fold down waistband feels snug either way, no worries about losing my skirt when I’m wrangling three kids and all their books home from the library.
Jazz it up with applique as the book suggests or make a plain one to be a completely versatile addition to your wardrobe. I think a black one would make the perfect vacation staple. It would take up zero space in your suitcase, you could wear it over and over to all kinds of events, plus you’ll be comfy and cute.
I think I’ll leave mine plain for now, I’ll probably shorten it a few inches and let the embellishment ideas float around in my head for a while before I commit. But I am definitely open to suggestions………….