Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Knit Skirts

I love skirts. But that's not new news. (I think I need to count the skirts in my closet again. It's been awhile. Thanks for the reminder, Jessi.)

I have been thinking a lot about knit skirts lately. I see them often on other people, but with my long legs, it's always difficult finding anything to fit the lower half of my body that is long enough. That goes for pants and skirts. No one really wants to see any one's butt hanging out of a skirt. I just wish more people realized that.

I ran into the fabric store to buy a zipper for a dress I want to sew and came out with some knit fabric. It was seriously on sale. Like $3.49-3.99 a yard. I thought it was the perfect price to experiment.

I used my serger, ballpoint needles and not really any pattern. It's a basic A-line skirt with a waistband.

(No, I'm not pregnant. I am trying to awkwardly take the photo myself.)

And, had my serger not been acting up again, it would have taken only minutes for each one. But if you have to thread and re-thread your serger 95 times in a row, it might take a tad longer.

I thought about doing a rolled hem for the bottom, but ultimately decided to leave it untouched. I was afraid of stretching the hem in a lettuce-edge fashion and, while I love that look, it wasn't the look I wanted for the skirts.

I may never take them off.


lisa said...

I'm so jealous! I don't know how to use a serger or I might try this. But then again I still haven't finished a skirt I started last summer! HA! I'm so behind . . .

christy said...

like! if only you had a cover stitch machine to hem knits. you can fold it under and sew a straight stitch for a hem with your sewing machine but it would take practice and likely stretch it out.

Anonymous said...

I have never learned how to sew anything, I think it would be a great hobby to have and appreciate your clothing much more, I am jealous of your great work.

Jessica said...

I seriously have to learn how to use my serger. It's been sitting in my closet for over two years now. I've only turned it on once since Jason bought it for me.

I loooove knit skirts and I absolutely adore the unfinished hem!!! This might just be the motivation I needed! LOL

FinnyKnits said...

If I owned a serger I'd have a million skirts like this. Because I love knit skirts. The only thing restricting my collection is the Athleta catalog and my pocketbook.

Great, great job. LOVE THEM!

jessi said...

Awesome - like being in your PJs all day long without looking like it!