Melchett has a thing for circle skirts. She recently added to her list of things for me to make her a Doctor Who's K-9 'poodle' skirt like the fabulous one PJ made on Crafty Lil' Thing. But in the meantime, she's been bugging me to make her a circle skirt from fabric left over from my Route 66 shirt:
So provided I don't wear my shirt on the same day she wears her skirt, this is what she'll look like:
I was really happy with this. I made it in an afternoon and it made me happy making it.
I used the circle skirt calculator here, popping in her waist measurement etc and following the numbers calculated. I added a straight waistband (which unfortunately you can't see under her pulled down camisole) 2 inches shorter than her waist measurement (knowing that the weight of the skirt and the give of the cotton would make it wearable but not overly loose.
And yes....the HOA still haven't told me to paint my door back brown.....yet.
The skirt was a little shorter than she asked for, she wanted it under the knee...but this was all the fabric I had left, and I actually I think the length looks cute on her. I like the shape.
An 'action'/'stealth' shot whilst we were out this morning.
Fabric: about a yard Route 66 soft cotton from stash $0 (£0)
Pattern: tutorial by http://circleskirtpattern.com/
Notions: Purple 7" zip $2.49 (£1.60), thread.
Time to complete: 3.5 hours.
First worn: 4th June 2013.
Wear again? Yes, especially on future road trips but not when I'm wearing the matching shirt.
Total Cost: $2.49 (£1.60)
And another 'stealth' photo.
And now I've sewn a costume for Goth Child and a skirt for Melchett (and knitted a scarf for Mr D....more about that soon for the Doctor Who fans), NOW I can sew for me again.
I've currently got a sundress for the 4th July on the cutting table (I'm trying to ingratiate myself with the colonials so they don't call me an evil redcoat....again) and I'm trying to build up the courage to put needle to fabric on two swimming costumes I'm making (again, more about these soon).