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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mama's Modest Yoga Skirt

Have you been reading Sew, Mama, Sew!'s monthly theme, Make It, Wear It?  All through the month of June they have featured apparel-making tutorials, tips and inspiration.  I have tried 2 of the skirt tutes with differing success.

Today I tried the Modkid Yoga Skirt Tutorial by Patty Young.  Loved it!  I've been saving this heavy stretch knit I had bought on clearance last fall from Fabric.com and decided it was time to use it.  I had only a yard left so my waist band was only 8" high instead of the recommended 15".  It's still really comfortable and I can fold it over.  I think the ideal height for the waist panel would be 10"....next time!  This one cut and sewed in about 30 minutes and is so comfy.  This will become a part of my regular summer wardrobe and I highly recommend it.

Earlier in the month I tried sewing the Poufy Skirt Sew-Along.    This is really not a complicated skirt but I struggled for some reason.  First, I sewed the pockets shut so I ended up cutting them out rather than tear out my seams and resew.  After sewing I anticipated trying on this little skirt but found it would not fit up over my hips.  I then tried putting it on over my head but it only fit at my high waist, making my short skirt too mini for this mama.  With my big waist/hip difference I would need to add several inches to my back panel next time or make it using my hip measurement instead of waist measurement.  All was not lost, as I was able to pass it on to a skinny friend of mine whose hubby loves it as a mini :)

1 comment:

Jill Williamson said...

I wore it yesterday. And, I must confess, I'm not as skinny as I appear to be. I had some trouble getting that baby over my hips...

Cute yoga skirt!