Monday, May 21, 2007

Full Circle Skirt

Skirt Month Skirt #2 Mosaic
So this is my "Full Circle" skirt. It started out as a circle skirt. You know, you cut a circle and a little hole in the middle, add a waistband and you're done. Well, since I used this great stretch knit fabric, the hole, while smaller than my waist, would stretch and fall to the floor. Not really the look I was going for. Instead of giving up, I cut a slit to make a half circle wrap. I mean, it stretched so in theory it was good for a wrap. I added on super long ties (my new thing right now is kimono-obi wrap inspired things, like this wrap from Boden) and tried it on. No luck. Have you ever had those wrap skirts that didn't wrap all the way from hip to hip and you feel like you're just flashing everyone just a little too much leg? Yup. After that, I decided that it could be a nice apron. It looks sort of similar to the Amy Butler project from this month... but after I tied the ties, I noticed that the two sides of the back slit were meeting. Well duh. It started out as a circle. So I sewed up that seam.

And if you got through all that rambling, here's what happened. Circle Skirt -> Half Circle Wrap Skirt -> Apron -> Circle Skirt. Luckily the super long ties I made now keep the skirt from falling to my knees. Considering all the trouble I went through for this simple skirt (I didn't even hem the bottom!), I'm pretty happy with it. Oh, and this wasn't the skirt I was planning on making for skirt #2. I found the fabric and loved it and just decided to make a skirt for fun. So hopefully one more skirt is on the way!

One last thing, please ignore the awkward placement of my arms in the photo.. I was trying to hold my hair so when I twirled around it wouldn't hit me in the face... I never know what to do with my arms!

11 comments:

sulu-design said...

Adorable! And a fabulous color, too. I love the swing photos. Perhaps a whole series is in order!

meg said...

Really cute, Lynn - what a great fix!

flanthrower said...

love the skirt! i tried to make my first skirt last night but wasn't too happy with the way it turned out. i'm still trying to figure out how to salvage what i have.

Bron said...

Hi Lynn! I am really enjoying reading your blog - thought I should drop by and say Hi! Can I ask you a 'bloggy' question - how did you make your 'blogspot' template into a 3 column and add the % bars on the left - I love that idea and would love to put them on my blog! whippetgoodwhippet.blogspot.com

Marisa said...

Ok ok, you got the better of me. My book from amazon on skirt making just came in the mail last weekend. I am seriously considering enter the dark side...but being a quilter...and never having made a garment in my life (does halloween count?)...I'm still a chicken.

June said...

Some things just challenge us to no end, don't they? I am so impressed with how you tackled this project and the issues that you faced and conquered.

Bron said...

Lynn, thanks so much for the info you sent me - I really appreciate it!! Now I have to try and apply it - easier said than done. Keep sewing!

Kristine said...

It does look like a pair of gauchos. Looks comfy and fun to twirl! YAY!

sheree said...

You did a fabulous job. That skirt has a great drape to it. very flattering.

sheree

FinnyKnits said...

Good for you - not getting discouraged with your first, second or third iteration!

I think it came out really cute. Arms and all ;)

flanthrower said...

you've been tagged!