Monday, June 24, 2013

Favorite Things Flip Skirt

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I bought the patterns for the Flip Skirt by Favorite Things.  I finally got it made a few weeks ago and wanted to share.  I positively love Amy Butler fabric so I decided to make it out of some of her Lotus collection.

The thing about this pattern that I didn't like it that you are really supposed to see the backside of the fabric underneath.  If you were using a sheer fabric as the lining layer or maybe an eyelet, I could see how this would work but this fabric is gorgeous and I wanted it to show.  I lengthened the lining layer about two and a half inches to provide enough of a hem that I could turn it up and show the contrast. 
Here is the skirt reversed.

One other really odd thing about the pattern is that it says you need 3/8" elastic.  Pretty skinny stuff.  The waistband is more than two inches wide.  I ended up sewing a channel of sorts to hold the elastic in place or it would just get lost in a wide band like this.  I think you need 1" wide elastic at least.

I would love to remake this skirt in a fabric with a bit more drape to see how it hangs differently but I still really love it.

1 comment:

hijoi said...

I really like that! It looks good on you too.