When I saw this pink Anna Maria Horner Loominous fabric on The Confident Stitch Site I knew I had to make something with it ASAP! I love the embroidery running through the fabric and it reminded me of those pullover hooded tops I used to get down in Tijuana back in the day.
Today my guest models on the blog are my goats Indie and Edgar! I know… they are just so cute, right? You gotta love goats.
I needed a simple pattern to let the fabric shine and the Everyday Skirt pattern by Liesl & Co was perfect. The fabric has embroidered bands running though it. It looked like it might be a bit thick from the photos, but it’s actually quite light but not as light as a voile and it isn’t see through. It’a midweight cotton. But not quite as thick as quilting cotton. It would also make a great blouse or button down shirt. It has a lovely homespun feel to it. I need some basic skirts for spring and summer as it’s getting too hot to wear jeans. This will get lots of wear.
I can tell you that this is a great little pattern and also fun to sew up! It’s a quick sew as well. I made this in about two hours. I love the pockets. And there is no bulk from them at the hips since they aren’t on the side seam but a bit more in front, because of those inset panels. It’s a simple skirt, but very well designed. It’s those little details that make a difference. I cut a size extra small because although my measurements put my at a size small, I wanted to wear this skirt at my natural waist, not my low waist.
I did have to pay careful attention to the directions as I learned an entirely new and clever way to sew a waistband from this pattern. I’ve been sewing for a long time so it’s fun to try something different. Keeps you on your toes and open to new techniques! The waistband is sewn first to the wrong side, then flipped over and edgestitched from the front. The opposite of most waistband insertion techniques. It works well, but you do have to edgestitch the waistband from the right side. I prefer the look of stitching in the ditch. But the downside of stitching in the ditch from the right side is that you often miss parts of the band on the inside and have to stitch them by hand.
Well, that’s it for today! A quick to sew and useful little Everyday skirt sewn in gorgeous fabric you can find here.