The other day I woke up to a sunshiny day and felt inspired to sew something. It’s amazing how my mood gets easily affected by the weather. I don’t mind if it’s freezing out just as long as the sun’s out as well.
I have this massive light knit fabric which I bought a few months back. I toyed with an idea of making a cardigan out of it just to stay away from my boring routine of black and brown ones. I guess, judging at how it hasn’t happened yet, I still need a little bit of prodding in breaking my own style.
So instead of a cardigan, a skirt happened. And it happened without me breaking a sweat.
If this wasn’t a stretchy fabric, the skirt would be done in a blink. Knits can be very tricky to sew that’s why I was scared of them at first. But this time, I knew what needle to use and remembered to reduce the pressure on the presser foot so it was easier to maneuver the fabric. Sometimes all you really need is read the manual.
The steps are similar to the very first skirt I’ve sewn. The only difference is this skirt is pleated and not gathered. With pleats you have the option to wear the skirt either with the elastic shown or folded and hidden. See fourth photo below.
These days I don’t buy clothes from the shops because either they are overpriced or I know I can make them anytime I fancy. And really, one of the best feelings in the world is walking around wearing your own creation, knowing very well that you’ll never bump into someone wearing the same clothes as yours. Unless of course you made a copy for them.
Credits to Fall and my husband for the lovely photos. xoxo