American Wool Series

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sewn FO: Super Stripes

Over the weekend I did a small jaunt to the fabric store and my LYS to pick up supplies for the OAL with a friend of mine. Since my last go at sewing when I was in high school I've learned a thing or two about fabric stash management: 1) it's really fun to go fabric shopping 2) I shouldn't purchase more fabric than I'm willing to sew in the next couple of projects because that way lies madness (also, fabric hoarding).

 I wanted to buy fabric for at least three projects but talked myself down and came away with this one awesome cut of stripey fabric. The fabric is just a poly rayon which means it has really good drape and is kind of a pain to sew. I made a simple gathered skirt with a side zipper and button at the waist. I'm standing crooked in both shots (balancing on a kid's chair to try and get the whole skirt in the shot isn't easy) but the stripes mostly line up at the seams and my hem is nice and straight. I wore this to work today and it goes with several things I already own - another wardrobe win! This skirt is gonna get the heck worn out of it this Summer! My only regret is that I didn't throw in some side seam pockets but I'm not sure if it's worth the headache of ripping seams to try and afterthought those in.


  1. Been lovin' watching your sewing adventures. This skirt is amazing and looks fantastic in you. hair is superb!

  2. Thanks Andi! I've been enjoying getting back into sewing for the past few weeks and hope to boost my wardrobe this summer. And I love my hair, but it's nice to hear that others think it's nice too!

  3. your skirt is fabulous! good self control on the fabric purchasing... I need to learn a thing or 2 about that :)

    1. Thanks! I have a hard time restraining myself but it forces me to sew with what I already have so I can buy something new!

  4. That is a dang cute skirt - awesome!