A few weeks back I mentioned that I was working on a skirt for myself. Well, I worked on it, I finished it, I wore it, but I failed to photograph it.
I found this sheer, crimped, fabric for $1/yard. I'm not sure what the exact material is, but it was fun to work with.
The skirt itself is three layers: a lining, a long layer, and a shorter layer (about four inch difference). I rolled the hems on each layer, which worked well for the sheer material, but not for my lining. I had hoped to shir the waistband of the skirt, but unfortunately the three layers of fabric were too much for the elastic thread. I ended up with four bands of stitching, but no gather. I ended up sewing in some 1/4 inch elastic along each of the shir lines on the back of the skirt. It keeps the skirt on my hips, but adds a bit of bulk to my backside, which I guess isn't all bad.
It was a really quick project, and I'm rather pleased with my new skirt. I'll try to get a shot of it the next time I wear it.
Did you miss the post on sewing and serging rolled hems? You can find it here.