KCWC: Denim-ish Skirt
September 26, 2010 By 15 Comments
I originally made this skirt a few weeks ago as part of my Fall Wardrobe sewing series. Z needed an essential denim skirt, but I wanted something with a little movement, so I chose chambray instead. Chambray has a denim look, but it is super thin and works more like a linen. It has the perfect amount of drape for this swingy, half-circle skirt.
It’s a very simple design – just two half-circle skirts with a rolled hem tucked into a waistband. I put elastic in the back of the waistband and left the front flat.
I was pretty happy with the results, but kept thinking something was missing. I thought about adding bias tape to the hem, but didn’t want to add a print or color to the skirt because I need it to match everything in her wardrobe. This is going to be a hard working skirt this fall and winter.
Finally I decided the answer was pockets. So yesterday I added these. I’ve been wanting to try this pocket style since Alexis from Made by Lex used them here. Yes, that idea has been sitting in my head for over a year. This is one of the rare times when the vast store of ideas in my brain comes in handy instead of just taking up space that could be used for more important endeavors like doing math.
I think they are just enough to add a little bit of interest to this otherwise plain skirt. And, you know, a place to store rocks.