I still had a bit of fabric left over from the maxi dress on Friday and I wanted to use it up. I also wanted to try Ottobre's Zigzag skirt from the 03/2013 issue. It is a simple cute skirt and Miss K needs more bottoms.
I traced and cut a size 152 for Miss K who is an 8-10 RTW in bottoms.
I love that this skirt uses less than 1/2 yard of 60" wide fabric. That is perfect for leftover pieces. The pattern is simple, two rectangles. I cut the skirt portion on the crosswise grain with the stretch and the bottom ruffle on the lengthwise grain as the pattern suggested, but also because I wanted the "electric" stripe to be on the ruffle.
The "I don't want to take any pictures" face
I followed the instructions mainly because I wanted to see if anything new was brought up. Honestly I was going to sew the sides together first before attaching the ruffle but the pattern states otherwise. I did what I was told and the skirt came together beautifully. I didn't hem the ruffle because it is knit it will stay nice and not ravel.
Outcome: I love it. Easy, fast, carefree, and perfect for summer fun. I may do a few in cotton.
Breakdown: 1/2 yard of Cotton Blend Jersey Knit Hibiscus Blue/White $4.74
No lining because K always wears leggings under her skirts.
#33 Chica Ciclista leggings
Next I wanted to try the Chica Ciclista leggings to go under the skirt. I used the most amazingly soft fabric! This pink knit is heavenly. This is another pattern that uses less than 1/2 yard of 60" wide fabric.
I traced and cut a size 152 for Miss K who is an 8-10 RTW in bottoms. I should have went with the 146 because they ended up too big.
The pattern is another simple one but leggings are a staple in our house. I let Miss K help and sew all the seams - I did the hems and waistband. She was happy to create her own clothes.
The instructions were good - nothing out of the ordinary here. I like how Ottobre has the elastic waistband attached. You don't thread it through the casing. It is cool and keeps the elastic from twisting around.
Outcome: Not loving it but that is because I used too big of a size. The rise is a bit high - coming to her belly button. I will try it again in a 146 and possibly take an inch or two out of the rise. You hardly see them from under her skirt so they will work until I make the smaller ones.
Breakdown: 1/2 yard of Stretch Jersey Knit Solid Bright Pink (96% Rayon 4% Poly) $1.50
I hope to make a tank out of the pink to match this outfit into a top/skirt/and leggings.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~