I have finally found a use for this fabric! This was what I thought I could use for the Snowball, but the pattern repeat was just too big. I had just about 2m, but in two separate pieces! The fabric was not symmetrical down the centre, so to get anything that lined up I had to move the fold so that 30cm was a single layer. This meant lining patterns and finding suitable patterns was a bit tricky.
Thank goodness this skirt pattern doesn’t have big pieces to lay on the fabric. I sort of decided not to line up the pattern properly, I couldn’t have, even if I’d tried, so I tried to make the best of it by picking areas to stand out.
The fabric is a printed cotton canvas that has a pretty good drape, no stiffness and hangs rather well. I decided as it was to be a quick make to overlock as much of the skirt as I could. I also kept the same size and waistband options as the test pattern Daughter No1 made for herself. As she had a problem with the length, I figured that Daughter No2’s shape and the insertion of a zip in the side would keep the skirt sitting higher and therefore make it shorter. Actually, it’s quite interesting to see the difference in where the waistband sits on this skirt compared to Daughter No1’s make.
Funnily enough, it doesn’t seem to be that much shorter – but it is a length Daughter No2 is perfectly happy to wear. She likes swirling in it too! The zip in the left side seam meant I sacrificed a pocket. One will do though, it’s one better than none! I can see this skirt being worn loads, both as a properly casual weekend item, and to school with a neat jackets & heels.
This is my second entry for Sewing Indie Month, this time an entry for the Everyday Casual category. Thank you so much to everyone who commented on the Snowball dress, I’ve been pretty blown away by the love for that dress – and the fabric! 🙂 There have been quite a few HBL Anna dresses submitted in the Dress to the Nines category, so I hope my Summer Snowball doesn’t get lost in the crowd! I’ve enjoyed browsing all the entries for the overall contest, so many new blogs to read!
12 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope”
Love the print! It has two of my current favourite colours! Yeah, your daughter could sell me those patterns any day! 🙂
Then that’s a great result for independent pattern designers! 🙂 I love those colours together too.
I love this skirt, the fabric and the colors of her outfit. Great job and now going to check out that pattern.
Very cute! I like that waistband. 🙂
Thanks Kat! I recently bought some vintage maternity patterns, would you be interested??
Oooh yes, I would indeed! What era are they from? I’ve got a couple of those classic 1950’s pencil-skirts-with-circular-cut-outs ones, I’m thinking I may have to try one of them just to see what they are like! (Vintage maternity is right at the top of my sewing list after Indie Pattern Month, haha!)
Love the fabric!
Thanks, it was sent to me by a friend, so I’m really glad to have made something so pretty with it in the end! 🙂
Love it…you guys should be on commission! 😉
lol, thanks! 🙂