So last week we visited my husband's grandma. She has this stash of fabric lying around, and she doesn't do sewing anymore, so I always get to rummage through her stash while I'm there. Last time I did that around New Year's, I ended up making this House Stark sigil dress out of one of the fabrics I got from her. This time, I went through a cardboard box full of stretchy knits. She said they're all dyed in a local factory a long time ago, so actually I was rummaging through a gold mine of Finnish vintage fabrics. (Cue a choir of angels singing somewhere.)
So now I got around to making a skirt out of one of the fabrics.
I wanted to make a full/circle skirt, but that is difficult with a fabric that has lines or a pattern that needs to be positioned in a certain way.
So then I calculated the size of eight slices that I could cut out and then sew together to make a circle where the lines run horizontally all around the skirt.
Sewing the pieces together was extremely quick and painless, thanks to my new overlocker. ♥
I then made and pinned a waistband:
I serged the waistband in. Seriously, like 90% of this skirt was made by only using the overlocker. So much love. ♥
Then, since the slices didn't have curve along the hem, I measured 60cm down from the waistband and serged the hem along the curve. Serrrrrge.
Then I sewed the back pieces together and added a zipper.
Here's the skirt on me:
I think the skirt turned out awesome. It's an amazing feeling to be wearing something that's made of vintage fabric. I love the pattern and how it runs around the skirt... And the best part is, there's still enough fabric left to make a matching shirt at some point! :)
Edit. June 22nd:
I made the matching shirt, using this tutorial:
I'm loving this outfit ot pieces tbh. ♥
So, what do you think of the skirt and the shirt? :)