This week I was tidying up my sewing area a little, and I realized I had a stack of 5 or 6 projects that I'd cut and never got back to making. Why? No idea! Just distracted by new projects, I guess.
One of these projects was a simple knit skirt. I'm really feeling a need for some new skirts right now, especially just basics. So I pulled this one to the top of the pile and got busy. I sewed for about an hour a night for two nights running, and finished it.
|Told you I was short! Haha - pictures at work are always fun
I used the skirt from the New Look 6164 "Just4Knits" wardrobe pattern. I cut it at size 18 according to my measurements and the fact that the fabric I used was not quite stretchy enough. Gave myself one extra size up to compensate and it fits perfectly.
I found just enough of this heavy poly knit at the thrift store for a skirt -- I love houndstooth prints and when I saw this it just said "skirt!" to me. So I cut it out almost immediately...but just finally got it finished!
The only alteration I made to this pattern was to add in some side seam pockets (cut from black broadcloth) I placed the pocket bag tops even with the top of the skirt and sewed them into the waistband right along with the skirt itself. They gape a tiny bit but since I will always wear a loose top over the skirt it doesn't bother me terribly. If you're thin enough that you tuck things into a skirt like this you probably won't have the gaping issue anyhow!
|Worn with my tnt Kwik Sew 3559 top, long sleeved version
The skirt has a little slit in the back for walking comfort, and sewed up quickly and tidily. It's very comfortable, and the 70s fabric will wear like a battleship, I think. The only problem is that it does get a bit staticky with wear.
Hurrah for the perfect match between an old pattern from the stash and some old fabric from the thrift store!