Friday, January 26, 2018

The Shawl Skirt

Hello Readers. Today's post is about a shawl. That is a really old fashioned sounding word isn't it? It makes you think of granny in a rocking chair on the porch. This shawl had a modern look, and bright cheerful colors but I still never wore it.

Check out this bright green and navy blue pattern. It's great. It was a soft, thick knit material. It needed to be worn and used, but I never wore it or used it. It just didn't suit my life of playing in the dirt with my toddler.

It had a sort of triangular shape when it was worn.

I unbuttoned it and put it on my dress form inside out and started pinning to make a skirt. That's right, I am making a wrap style skirt. I just had to make the waist fit well. I wanted a high waist because I think they look nice. I wanted to make sure the waist fit well to hold the skirt up because I wasn't going to add any elastic or make a real waistband.

Here is what I came up with. It was easy to work with and the knit had a nice stretch to it. That made it easy to fit and comfortable to wear. I thought I wanted a wrap skirt but I remembered that I hate wrap skirts. They blow open in the wind and flash everyone.
 (Yes, it happened to me at my old church and then we moved. True story.)

I stitched it closed to prevent it from opening up at all. It still looks like a wrap skirt but I can wear it without fear of embarrassing myself and flashing others.

This was quicker and easier than I thought it would be. And the knit is soft, warm, and cozy in chilly weather. I'm sure I will wear it as a skirt more often than I did as a shawl.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- This skirt is still a favorite. It is soft and warm, bright and cheerful. What more could I want?


Queen Of Rods said...

Nice! Love the colors and the fit is great :)

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Queen Of Rods. Thanks for the comment, glad you liked the skirt.
Happy sewing to you,