I had no idea what to do with this stretch twill fabric. It’s considered a “bottomweight” fabric and it’s most suitable for things that “cover your bottom.” I decided to go with this simple skirt.
Pattern: McCall’s M7022 (View C with slight modifications)
- Stretch twill (97% cotton, 3% spandex)
- I cut a size between 10 and 12, but I found that with this stretchier fabric, I could get away with cutting a size 8
- I also tapered the skirt a little bit because it was such a stiff fabric, it looked a bit silly to have it as a full A-line skirt
What I Found Helpful:
- Skirts are really hard to fit me because I’m high waisted and the skirts tend to come up whenever I sit down. I made sure to try it on at every step. In fact, I had to redo the side seams because it was a little loose.
- Edgejoining feet are useful for understitching
Mini Sewing Victory:
- I’ve made plenty of dresses before but I finally made a skirt!
- I used up old fabric
- I used up a 7″ zipper I had lying around
- I sewed a yoke for the first time!