Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Project Post: Fairy skirt with half-elastic waistband (self-drafted)

A few weeks ago, my good friend Sheepie and I decided to do a set of box exchange videos. I managed to find a lot of great deals on her items, and found even a bit of brand for our relatively low price point. But I wanted to include some both main pieces and a few handmade items. So, in the end, I decided to make her a skirt! I've had this fabric for ages, and it was eating a hole in my stash; I bought up some of the trim and other stuff at a sale, and decided to go at it. Two afternoons later, I had her skirt finished!

The fabric is a design by Michael Miller (you can get it on Amazon, if you were interested in snatching some up for yourself); I've used the coordinated accent fabric (used for the waistband) to make plenty of dice bags and other little things for friends, but I finally used up a majority of the remainder with this project.

The border print is actually surprisingly detailed; very reminiscent of A Midsummer Night's Dream. There are a lot of different fairies, and they're silhouetted against some gorgeous greenery and a night time sky. The stars in the fabric actually have some sparkle woven into the fabric, too, which is a nice detail I didn't expect when buying the fabric!

Half-elastic waistbands are one of my favorite things in existence, but are simultaneously the most frustrating thing in the world the sew sometimes. This one didn't turn out half bad, though! I do wish that the fabric were light, to match the sky in the print, but as it is, it doesn't look too bad. It should be fairly comfortable, and I'm glad it didn't flip out at me when it came to sewing down the elastic...

What about you? What's a project you've made for a friend? I'd love to see your photos or hear your stories! Until next time!

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