Skip to main content

Skirt Challenge Inspiration: StyleArc's Taylor Knit Skirt by Sue

Is it spring yet?  Where I live, spring is such a relative term!  How many of you get snow on May 1st?  We did today and the day I had the hubby take pictures it rained all day long. Plus it was cold!  So, imagine my skirt with a short-sleeved top and sandals.  That is what I wish I was modeling for you!



I used this fabulous knit from my stash.  I know, it's hard to see the details so I will also put in a few closer shots.  It is black knit with variegated stripes running across the cross-grain. It will be awesome with some bright colored tees!  


Sewing this skirt was so fast!  It has two pieces--front and back and the waistband is attached to the top.  Here is the pattern:   


Pull-on tube skirt with angled design lines
This pattern is by StyleArc and it is the Taylor Knit Skirt.  




It is a body-con tube skirt.  Shaping is provided by very cleverly designed side darts.  



Pick a fun stripe so you can highlight the design details!   This is a photo along the front.    


I love fun pull-on skirts like this for summer. The split is just high enough when you sit down that you can feel comfortable knowing you aren't showing the world what you've got and yet it offers enough walking ease that it is comfortable.  All in all this takes about an hour to make, perfect for spring and summer!


Thanks for reading and I hope you are sewing up some fun spring/summer skirts!  Here is what I back yard looked like this morning. :(  
  
               

Sue from Ilove2sew!

**This post is part of Fabric Mart's May 2017 Skirt Challenge. During the month of May, post photos of your handmade skirts on Instagram OR Facebook using #sewcoolskirts and tagging Fabric Mart. You could win a $50 gift certificate given out weekly! Click here for more information.**

Comments

  1. Fun skirt, I love the interesting style lines of Style Arc patterns. I am sure you'll get great wear from this one this summer, I can totally picture it with a flowy white blouse!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

Made By A Fabricista: ITY Dress

Hi sewing friends - Andrea here from Happy.Things.Here over on Insta with this week’s post – I’m sharing about a favorite fabric and pattern today!  So… the last two months have almost gotten the best of me. We made a somewhat unplanned decision to move homes and life has been just insanely busy and hard to find time to sew. But sewing  is such a joy and a stress reliever for me, so I fit in this fun and easy sew amidst the chaos and it made me sew very happy! Sneak peek – how could this print NOT make someone happy? First, let’s talk fabric. ITY , or Interlock Twist Yarn, is one of my all-time favorite fabrics for sewing clothing. Fabric Mart did an Instagram post with a video on this fabric and I highly recommend you check it out if this fabric is new to you. Three things I love about ITY – 1) it’s easy to care for and rarely wrinkles, 2) it’s easy to wear, great for drapey pieces, and works all year long, and 3) Fabric Mart gets great deadstock prints and colors from fashion design

Made By A Fabricista: Summer Separates in White Eyelet

To me, eyelet fabric suggests warm weather and sunshine.  I can envision myself sipping lemonade, while swaying on a porch swing with a gentle summer breeze on my face, all while wearing a lovely eyelet dress.  Hello Sewing Friends! It’s Sharon with Sharon Sews here sharing my latest Fabricista make with you.  This time I sewed some separates using a summer staple, eyelet fabric.   A quick search online revealed eyelet being used in more than just dresses this season, ranging from romantic dresses to flirty tops to wide-leg pants and matching camp shirts.  I even saw a man’s white eyelet top on a high-end shirt designer’s website.  There are so many options for using eyelet fabric, but I liked the look of eyelet pants with a matching top. Both fabrics were designer fabrics – I LOVE that section on the website! A white 100% cotton geometric floral embroidered eyelet lawn, and a baby pink/white 100% cotton embroidered pinwheel floral voile.  Both are so, so lovely!  I also took advantage

Made By A Fabricista: Breezy Summer Style with Rayon Challis from Fabric Mart.

Hey there my sewing friends!  Summer is here and I am all for it.  It has been exceptionally hot here in Southwest Florida. We have had temps in the high 90’s.  I want to keep cool and comfortable and still look pulled together this summer.  That’s why I chose rayon challis for this month’s summer make.   Rayon Challis is lightweight, flowy, soft and extremely comfortable to wear. It’s an excellent choice for summer outfits.  It has a beautiful drape making it an excellent choice for maxis, tops, dresses, and shorts. The fabric is lightweight and depending upon your sewing project you may need to use a lining with this fabric. Also use a lightweight interfacing when working with rayon challis.  If you are a beginner at sewing, you may find the fabric a bit fiddly to work with, but the end result is so worth it.  Fabric Mart has beautiful challis fabric to choose from. I chose this fun tropical print on an off-white background. This summer season vests are in.  I love the ease of wearin