Wednesday, March 17, 2010

15 Min Skirt

I had some interlock knit leftover from my Butterick 5247 dress, which I decided I didn't like but more on that in the future.  I was holding onto the leftover fabric to make a top, but it turns out that it wasn't enough for what I was planning.  So instead I decided to cut it up and make a fitting pencil-like skirt with waistband.  It was all done on my serger in a matter of minutes.  I really like because it was simple and super comfy!  I think it could be dressed up or down.


Please excuse the wrinkles... 

I didn't take any measurements to cut out the skirt.  I took the panel of fabric and laid it across my body and then serged the sides. I also cutout a wide waistband.  The interlock had some stretch across the width so I had the waistband a little smaller than what it should've been.  Viola!  I'm very pleased with the results.



This skirt was done back in November, but I just didn't get around to taking any pictures until last month... :)

13 comments:

SuBoo said...

Nice one!
I still haven't gotten around to setting up my serger... too much procrastination and perhaps a little bit scared...

Karin said...

Great skirt. I love how you look with the pink skirt and black shirt. Very elegant! (And more and more I am starting to get convinced I really need a serger!)

AllisonC said...

You look great! Much quicker than buying a skirt too!

Lori said...

Great skirt and I really like the pink with the black.

Joyce in NC said...

The color is wonderful. You did a great job on the skirt.

Antoinette said...

Incredibly impressive for 15 minutes! That's usually enough time for me to cut out interfacing. The color is pretty versatile, too.

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous. That was certainly 15 minutes well spent - I'm so impressed with your speed! It's beautiful, you look great in it and I love that wonderful colour.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

OMG this is so cute! The color is *awesome*. You look great in it!

Faye Lewis said...

15 minutes, I think that is a world records. Looks nice on you and I love the color.

Adelaide B said...

That skirt is hella cute for being thrown together.

Lynneb said...

Hey, that is pretty cute! What a great idea, Angela! Thanks for the inspiration!

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks, everyone, for you nice comments!

@SuBoo - I know what you mean about setting it. I put mine away while I was cleaning and haven't taken it out. :P

@Karin - I love my serger... I just need to use it more. :)

@AllisonC - You're right... it is much quicker than buying one... hehe.

Eliana said...

Only 15 min on this fab skirt? You're so fast, really! Luv the pink color too.