See what happens when the school holidays enter their fifth week! I do slightly nutty things, like making a Lola tee from cat fabric. Oh well.
Like last time, I sewed this up as a straight size Medium, but about three inches shorter than the pattern. Since I had red thread in the overlocker and sewing machine, I did all the construction in red and twin needle topstitching in red as well. Just adds that extra detail that isn’t terribly noticeable, but I know is there!
I used some black/white stripe from stash for the neck band, rather than more of the creepy cat fabric. I had envisaged eyes all around the neckline, but luckily for everyone else I changed my mind. And why was there red thread in the overlocker and machine?
Because I finally finished sewing another Grainline Moss mini, this time in red. I am very happy with it! I sized down to a 10, learning from my last make, and did a small sway back alteration by removing a wedge from the centre of the back yoke panels.
This is really hard to see in the red, and the fit still isn’t perfect, but the skirt is very comfortable and highly wearable.
The fabric is stretch cotton drill. I used a contrast print for the inside of the pockets, the waistband facing, and the hem band facing. I really love the way that the pockets extend to the centre front seam! The angled edges of the pockets were stabilised before sewing, since they are cut on the bias and I really didn’t want them to stretch out.
I was very pleased with the zipper insertion, and found a vintage button from stash to complete the skirt. No-one will ever see it, because I wear my tops over my waistbands, but I know that it is there!
I did try the skirt on without the hem band, but felt that it was a bit too short for me to feel comfortable in at the shorter length. I’m not concerned about the look of my (very pale) legs, but I really couldn’t bend over without showing far more than I wanted to show. So I added the hem band, but cut it a bit narrower than the pattern. This length should be perfect. I’m also quite impressed with the waistband fit this time around, and how well the skirt sits when viewed from the front.
There is another Moss mini in my future, for my SWAP. I have a few other items that I want to complete first, however! I have managed to sew a garment each day over the past couple of weeks, which has been highly enjoyable for me. As a consequence I am behind on blogging all those garments, but when school and work go back soon my sewing output will slow down considerably. Sob! Have to make the most of available sewing time while I can!
And did you notice my porch table?
Highly appropriate for deliveries of patterns or fabric, I think….