To be honest, the fabric itself isn’t so awesome. Even after washing, it’s stiff and sort of scratchy and it wrinkles really easily. But the print is really unique! I picked up 2 meters of it from the fabric store”Berger Stoffe” back when I lived in Berlin.
I made this skirt from scraps, since I used the bulk of the fabric to make my youngest sister a maxi skirt for Christmas. The front is the absolute largest piece I had. I even had to add slanted pockets to fill in the top corners of the front because they had been cut off of the piece.
This skirt is meant to be experiment. I’m working on a blog post about testing the strength of vintage thread and I wanted to try out one of my oldest spools – I think it’s 60 or 70 years old – on a project.
I’ve noticed that my waist can fluctuate by a couple of inches depending on the day, which makes it hard to fit skirts sometimes. So to fix this, I’ve threaded elastic into the back waistband to give the skirt a more flexible fit.
Here’s this skirt without a belt. Instead of belt loops, I just attached thread loops at the side seams. I think they’re inconspicuous enough that no one will notice them, even when I don’t have a belt on. I think I might add elastic to some of my older skirts because it is working well.
This skirt is pretty bright. I’ve noticed that I often sew with colorful prints, but when I buy clothes, they’re much more toned down. Do you notice a difference between the clothes you buy and the styles you make yourself?