Week 19 – Scalloped Skirt
I picked up this gorgeous blue spotted linen blend fabric at the Clegs remant sale as well. Another bargain – for only $10. Based on a pattern of a skirt I made last winter, it is a very basic scalloped edged skirt. Each pattern piece (7 in total) rounds up towards the seams at the bottom. Given that I wanted to make the skirt suitable for winter wear, I decided to add a layer of cream wool crepe beneath the blue linen, and then line the inside as well. There was a lot of hemming going on!!
I sewed all layers together separately, before trimming the blue layer to the right level of scalloping, and then hemming it. I then sewed the wool crepe to the blue linen, before trimming and hemming, and then sewed the zip into the back of those two layers. Lastly I finished the skirt by sewing the lining round the top and down the zip to the top layers. The skirt has a lovely spring to it when you walk, and the lining beneath ensures that you can wear the skirt with stockings and not have it climb up your legs!