My half circle leopard print maxi skirt from Jungle January is in heavy rotation these days. Despite not being a leopard print kind of gal. I get a ton of compliments every time I wear it. I think it has something to do with all that swish when I walk. It really does have a satisfying swish. Anyway, I decided I needed another half circle maxi in my life. In plain old boring black.
It's impossible for me to twirl and make a normal face at the same time. Again, I used this post from By Hand London to make my pattern. Out of all the circle skirt formula posts out there, this one made the most sense. I used a rayon knit I found at Joann's. It seems to be pretty decent quality and really soft. I was a little worried that it was a tad see through. There is nothing worse than seeing through a skirt when the light hits it. So I sewed a separate short tube skirt and attached it at the waist. It took a little bit of engineering but I am super happy with how it turned out. I don't have to worry about any issues with the fabric being see through or too thin. No VPL. I used the same wide elastic for the waistband as before out of laziness.
After making the black version, I decided I wanted to try a quarter circle maxi as well. Making the pattern took longer than sewing the skirt. It was a really quick project. I used another rayon knit I found at Joann's with a funky print. I did have to cut the skirt in two panels, so I was careful to keep the print straight at the front and back when cutting it out. I used the same wide elastic for the waist but this time I covered it. I am much happier with this waistband than the plain elastic. It looks much more finished to me.
And guess who got a pair of leggings with the leftover fabric? This sweet girl. I used this legging pattern again- same one I used for my crawling baby pants. It was another super quick and easy sewing project. And a great way to use up leftover scraps. I may be addicted to making baby leggings.
There was a bit of tickling going on in these photos. She's ONE by the way. As of this past Monday. I can't believe it. We are having a party this weekend so I've been spending my spring break getting ready. I hope everyone has a happy Easter!