2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 5, 2013

CONTINUING WITH THE SUMMER BREEZE COLLECTION...

...I was thinking that I'd totally gotten away from the Pantone colors that I originally wanted to include in my Summer Breeze Collection, but decided to use the rest of the fabric that I used for my Mother's Maxi dress to make a self drafted yoga band maxi skirt for myself.  Let's just call this color emerald green.

I've been wanting to learn how to make a good fitting yoga band for months.  I'd tried it before, but with less than satisfiable results.  Well I tried it again yesterday, and this time it worked.  Only thing is, I might have made the band just a little bit snug, but it is completely wearable.
Here's a picture of the skirt with the 8 1/2" band fully extended up.  I like that I finally found out how to make the band curve inward in the side seams.

and a picture with the band rolled down as it will be worn.
The skirt has a lettuce hem treatment which I find completely suitable for a casual knit garment.  My plan was to wear it with my 3rd Briar top.
I'm not sure yet; I like the skirt, and I really like the top, but I'm not absolutely sure that I like the two together.  On the dressform it looks a bit matronly - and I sure don't want to emit that persona.  We'll see.  If it doesn't work I can always find another top for the skirt, and wear the Briar with something else.   These two pieces used up 3 1/2 yards of stashed fabric.  Maybe joining  the "Style The Stash" Sew-a-Long was a good thing after all because I've used approximately 15 1/2 yards of well marinated stash fabrics since the first of June.  That's interesting because I'm not one that usually  tallies fabric in/fabric out counts.  But that's a lot of fabric.

26 comments:

  1. Ooooo, that looks so comfy. I'm super weird about knit skirts for some reason, but it would be really nice to have a skirt I didn't have to iron.

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    1. Yes, I am all for no need to iron garments.

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  2. Well, if by chance you decide that you don't want the skirt, send it my way:) I love that fabric!

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    1. Ha, ha, I think I'm keeping it Rhonda.

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  3. The skirt looks great! I love that fabric- very pretty and perfect for summer.

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  4. Good job sewing up stash fabric! I think the long flowy skirt would look great with a tight tank top!

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    1. Thank you Kyle, I think you are right about the tank top.

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  5. Great looking skirt! I think it would be best paired with a fitted top!!

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    1. Thank you, I think you are right.

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  6. nice print! did you just make a band with no elastic? the top looks fine with it, the good thing about Maxi skirts is the look great worn dressed up or down
    Helen

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  7. Oh my, Faye, this skirt is gorgeous and that fabric is super pretty! Go ahead and throw on a close-fitting or semi-fitted T-shirt. Aah, this fabric smewlls like summer. Nice!!!!!

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  8. Faye, there is nothing matronly about this skirt. The fabric is gorgeous and the style is very current. Wear it girlfriend! Happy stitching.

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  9. I adore you fabric such a gorgeous skirt, Just love the colour and pattern...

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  10. Hi Faye, well, there seems to be an agreement amongst us all - a fitted top. And what about a great necklace down the middle?

    The skirt is lovely, and going to be very comfy to wear. At home or out :)

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  11. Awesome skirt! How did you make the band curve inward? This has been a challenge for me, too.

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  12. Love that fold over band .I'd love a tutorial on how you mad it!!!!!
    Please??

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  13. Love your skirt and Briar Tshirt...

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  14. I love both pieces Faye! Congratulations on getting the yoga band!!

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  15. Lovely skirt and agree a semi-fitted tee would work.

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  16. I think the combo could work with a slouchy belt. Great garments!

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  17. Hi Faye, I love your skirt! Great fabric and I really like this style of waistband. Can I ask how you made the side seams curve inwards?

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    1. Hi Faye, I got your information on my blog. Thanks so much for providing me with the link!

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  18. That's a great fabric! I love emerald greens, so I'm envious of this skirt. So glad you conquered that wide waistband; I tried one once for my skinny daughter and it did not go wonderfully.

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  19. I think they look great together, not at all matronly. Now that you have conquered the yoga waistband, you can use it on so many things! I should figure one out for myself...

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  20. Beautiful skirt. Love the fabric.

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