Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kwik Sew 3240

I signed up to participate in the Summer of No Pants Challenge to make a skirt or dress a week for 4 weeks. Once in a while I find these challenges fun and motivating, and I thought my schedule for the month of June would accommodate some sewing! Well, that was before it rained the whole month of May here in Michigan which has resulted in a LOT of yard work to catch up on! I think I can still meet the Challenge, and below you will see the skirt I sewed up for Week One, Kwik Sew 3240:

I've had this embroidered cotton in my stash for quite some time, and while I was searching last week for something else I got reacquainted with this fabric. I thought that it would make a cute BoHo-type skirt for the summer, and I knew I wouldn't need any extra "fluff" thru the hip area, so I chose the Kwik Sew pattern. I rarely tuck my tops in, so the elastic waistband worked out great too. I also lined this skirt with Bemberg, since the cotton was a little sheer. (If I look closely, I think my dressform is wearing this skirt with the side seam in front.....LOL!)

I think a cute little summer dress will be on the schedule for Week Two, after I finish up Simplicity 2212 for my daughter, using fabric that we bought last year at Mood in NYC.


  1. Cute skirt and sweater. I hear you about the yardwork, that was most of my weekend.

  2. Very pretty and a flattering cut! I'd love to have you add this post to the SONP Link Party! http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2011/05/summer-of-no-pants-link-party.html

  3. Love the fabric, and looks great on you

  4. What a great skirt! It looks fabulous on you...good flattering style and fit.