|Drafting the pattern|
|Pieces sewn together.|
|I did a double seam - straight stitch with a zig zag over it.|
|Ironing seams flat|
|Making my rolled hem|
|Placing the waistband/straps|
|Pinning the waistband on|
|Turning straps right side out|
|Ironing the straps and waistband down|
This one was really very easy. I've never made a (non-elastic) waistband before, and it was fun to learn. It has an optional button hole to put the strap through, and that would be nice... I am still intimidated by button holes. Maybe I'll tackle it for the next wrap skirt I make.
|Front of the skirt done (needs ironing)|
|The overlapping back (I might do a bigger overlap next time). Note the errant chalk lines... that'll come out in the wash.|
This skirt didn't take long at all. I drafted the pattern (making several mistakes along the way and re-doing things), cut the fabric (also re-positioning a few times... I erased some chalk lines, let's just say that much), and sewed the skirt in only 2-3 hours, working time. I think it would look really cute with a contrasting waistband and straps, too. But this orange fabric I got is so cool. I'm pleased. Can't wait to try my next skirt.
And the book is really cool. :D