Saturday, February 8, 2014

Swing Skirt

I started sewing the Compagnie M Swing Skirt back before Christmas, and finished it a few days before Kid's Clothes Week started. I fell in love with it when I saw the Probably Actually version.

I had some blue Essex yarn dyed linen that I had been saving for an extra cute project, and since it looked good on the Probably Actually skirt, I figured it was worth a try. I really liked the piping option, but I was out of my usual thinner piping and opted for some iron-together piping by Nancy Zieman. I will not use this kind again! It is super chunky and you can't get your fabric wrapped tightly around the roll.

In the end I like the way the skirt looks when it is worn, but this has got to be one of the rougher patterns I've sewn. The zipper doesn't line up well or look crisp at the end when finished, and the hemming needed more thinking through since some finishing top stitching had already happened. I also had a hard time determining which size to make. If I measure my daughter, I should make a 12-18 month size. In the end I went with a 3 and made an adjustable waist band.

If I make this skirt again, I will make a flat back waist band, omit the zipper, and just use elastic. I think it would also work better with quilting weight cotton and wouldn't feel quite so bulky (you sew the pockets into the hem!). I'm glad Miss H likes this skirt, because it was a bit of a disappointment to me when it was finished.

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty little girl and a very clever mummy to make her such lovely clothes.


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