* poly skirt

Posted on March 14th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


I fiiiinally made something with my serger.  It was still threaded with the color-coded spools it came with, so I used the ever-popular rethreading trick of knotting on the new one and pulling it through.  It worked ok, but I had to redo one of them when a knot got stuck and snapped.

Anyway, with it all threaded up and the tension tested, I launched into the easiest project I could think of: a skirt with 2 seams and a hem.  I conveniently used my favorite skirt from orangyporangy as a template. The fabric is a giant thrifted piece of polyester I found a few months ago.  It is a little on the pepto bismol side of pink, but I think that cuts down slightly on the overwhelming pinkness of it, and I really like the gridlines.

polyskirt

I’m pretty happy with it.  The hem is slightly wavy.  I clearly need more practice with the whole knife thing.  But it’s not too noticeable when it’s on.  The stretch is very forgiving for the fit, too.

I had a length of waistband left over, so I made a matching headband too. :)

polyband



2 Responses to “poly skirt”

  1. meg Says:

    hey I just learned to use my serger too! the skirt looks fantastic, well done.

  2. JB Tucker Says:

    I DIG this skirt! The fabric is awesome. Super-sweet. JB

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