This is Kwik Sew 3003, a simple oull-on skirt cut on the bias. It has two options, to make the skirt in two pieces, back and front, or to make the skirt in 4 pieces where you can use a striped fabric to make a cute slimming chevron effect. I just knew this marble stripe pattern was perfect to chevron.
|joel dewberry heirloom "marble stripe" in jade|
|see how the bias hugs my girly & feminine belly?|
This pattern could not have sewn up faster. Even with my careful stripe matching, the cut-out took about 40 minutes, and sewing it up took maybe 40 minutes- and that's with store business going on! It has an elastic waist, so I am thinking of making an obi-style wrap belt like the one from the Knit N' Woven Dress used in Patty's class..Kwik-Sew 3758 so I can have a tucked in shirt option, or a nipped in waist option. Maybe out of a coordinate from the Heirloom line like one of these two.
|Empire Weave in Dandelion|
|Heirloom Opal in Jade|
But with a skirt cut on the bias, maybe it makes more sense to not tuck or nip, and let the curves roam free-range...
Sorry I felt the need to stylize the photos of myself so much. The bright sunshine required that the contrast be amped up, and the additional filters just followed naturally..
There's still room in my Bias Skirt Class on Thursday, September 1! It's 3 hours, from 6-9, and you can register online!
Tune in tomorrow for the second bias skirt I made that same afternoon!
|Be there or be square...|