I bought this remnant from JoMars when I was on the great fabric shopping trip with Shams, Peggy and Noile earlier this year. It was just a scrap that I found on the table across from the cutting table where I was rooting around while waiting for my fabric to be cut. I thought it would make a great top and I totally forgot about it until I found it mixed amongst the lace trimmings that I bought yards and yards of during the trip.
Seriously this took about an hour and a half to sew up and only that long because I got it into my head to add a tricot lining to the knit. You know me...if it needs to be complicated count on me to complicate it up! *LOL*
Knit Remnant that's kinda embossed
1 yard of 1" non roll elastic
Tricot knit lining
Baste the lining fabric to the knit.
Serge finish the edges.
Sew the back seam and press it open.
Press down a 1.5" casing for the elastic.
Thread the elastic through the casing and smooth it out.
Finish off the casing seam.
Done! Try on skirt!
Oh and I didn't bother to hem it. It has the serged edge and you can't even tell...the stripes hide the finishing or lack of one!
This skirt was so quick and easy and packed such a punch! Even my daughters loved it...especially the younger one who rarely likes what I make. She's 21 and funky & edgy in what she wears.
...another front view...
...a back view...
...a view of the skirt on the hanger...
I love how this works and from a remnant piece of fabric too!
...as always more later!