Like many on the interwebs, I am on a Grainline kick. I started this skirt before I even knew about the Scout sew-along. Unlike many, I LOVE fall clothes the most. Since a velvet mini skirt won’t really work in the Baltimore heat, this one’s going on “layaway.”
Last year I hoarded a little pile of new fall projects in a corduroy box I made, and come October (or November…. it’s hot here) it was like I went on a big surprise shopping spree when I opened the box. It was awesome. So I’m doing it again!
OK, back to the skirt. I made a Moss Skirt back in December and maybe I should have read my own post first and remembered to cut the next size up. Little snug. This fabric does not have any stretch to it (it’s actually a home dec fabric with this funny/cool orange underbelly, see below) and because velvet is very unforgiving when you want it to forget old stitch lines you ripped out, I could only take the seams out like, an eighth of an inch. Like the last one, I left the hem unfinished.
What I did remember from the last skirt was how bulky the fly and waistband were. Somewhere recently I saw the idea (another “duh”) to use a more lightweight fabric for the facings. Duh. I found a scrap of gray and white zigzag, and now I have this kind of cool late ’80’s thing going on inside my skirt. Party in my skirt.
The one thing I need a little help on is how to close the waistband. I did not want to put a buttonhole because with the velvet I like how it looks sans button. But I hate how hooks pull at the waistband. The one in the picture above did NOT work out and in the top pictures I just have it pinned right now. I might try a different style hook and eye closure…