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.
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 :)