Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hey, Hey I'm a Widlflower skirt

So in Houston we celebrate rodeo. For a couple of weeks the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in full swing, and nearly everyone you know will go to at least one show. I made this skirt to attend the Miranda Lambert concert. Most people that go to the rodeo get fully decked out in Western gear. I do not really have any, so I decided to use a fabric I have been obsessing with from Michael Miller It looks just like the park by my house this time of year with all the wildflowers blooming. I must say, I got many compliments and didn't look like a poser cowgirl. Mission accomplished. I used Butterick 4461, which was very easy to put together. I made version A without the belt loops. It took about two hours, but I think if I make this skirt again, and I will make this skirt again, I could do it much faster.

 This is the front of the skirt. I made a 22, but it came out pretty large. I could have made it smaller. I also trimmed about 3 inches off the bottom and it came to my kneecaps. I'm a shorty.
 My first attempt at an invisible zipper is shown above. You can't see it very well...I guess that's a good thing since it is supposed to be invisible.
 The inside has an interfaced bit to help keep it in shape.
I used my awesome new rolled hem foot to make this hem. I have little patience for hemming, and this did make it go quicker. I think with a bit more practice I will be a hem rolling champion.

Final thoughts: This is a great, easy pattern that I will use again. A lightweight skirt and a tank or tee are basically my summer uniform. It's one of the major advantages of being a woman that we don't have to wear pants in 100 degree heat. I take full advantage. I also think this skirt would be very easy to line and I have a light yellow fabric in my stash I may try to make a lined skirt with. I will keep you updated.

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