Thank you for your response to the new pattern!—the Anywhere Skirt.
Here’s another version to really sink your….heart into. Heh, heh.
Cause there are plenty of hearts to go around!
Isn’t this fabric adorable??
It’s from the new Happy Home collection, by Sew Caroline, for Art Gallery Fabrics. And when Caroline asked if I’d like to try some out….I think my heart jumped out of my chest.
Or maybe it skipped a beat?
I mean seriously, I heart hearts!
BUT what I didn’t realize—-which made me love the fabric even more—-is that it’s a border print! The hearts are sparse near one selvage edge; then they grow in color and size near the other edge.
It’s perfect for the Anywhere Skirt, don’t you think?
You can purchase the Anywhere Skirt HERE.
Now I’ve never made a skirt in white fabric.
Not that I’ll be concerned about wearing white after Labor Day…or something like that? I will totally be wearing this in January. With coral pink tights. YES.
But as a lower garment I knew the fabric would need a simple lining, just to give me extra coverage. And since some of you had asked about adding a lining, I thought I’d share that with you!
…along with the inside of my skirt.
Who shows the inside of their garments? It’s almost intimate.
Eh. We’re friends.
I guess what I really love about this skirt—regardless of whether you add a lining—is how finished and polished the seams look. The only “raw” edge is the side seam, which you can easily finish off, as outlined in the pattern.
Okay, for this skirt I’m going to keep it REAL simple.
In fact, this is more of a faux-lining.
You can do a more sophisticated lining, with separate hemlines, similar to the First Day Dress. But with the front plackets and pockets of this skirt, it becomes a bit more complicated. So these easiest method is:
• Cut Outer fabric pieces + Lining fabric pieces, the same dimensions.
• Then sew your skirt as if the two layers are one fabric.
You can baste the Outer and Lining pieces together….or just start sewing your skirt with the two fabrics together. Just depends how antsy you are to get going.
Okay. Peace out my skirt friends.
Have a great weekend!
And thank you Caroline for the Happy fabric!