I had fun rounding up those spring fabrics for your viewing pleasure, as well as mine. I am thinking about what I might like to sew for the rest of this month. I don't normally go for pastels. I like bolder prints and colors on me, but I am still trying to use some of my older stash fabrics so that I can feel good about adding some new spring and summer prints. On-the-other hand, not all the fabrics in my pile are old. The one that looks like a brocade is actually a beautiful metallic lace I purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics around Christmas time. The pink and blue aloha fabric is a recent addition too. I am really surprised I bought this. It is very far from my normal, but I liked the way it made me feel when I saw it (soft, romantic,sweet, feminine), so I got 3 yards.
My latest skirt is made from two very old quilting cottons. I didn't purchase them together, but when I saw them in one of my bins, I thought they looked pretty good combined. Overall, I'm not in love with the shape or style of this skirt. I would have liked it better if I had made the longer length. Also, I think this pattern would be more suited to a fabric with more drape, like linen or rayon, especially if you are making the shorter length. None-the-less, I do plan to wear the skirt this season, and I particularly like it styled with a denim jacket. It kind of takes the sweetness down a notch. Both the t-shirt and the denim jacket were purchased; the jacket several years ago.
So let's review New Look 6944 which is a skirt pattern that features four godets, two in the front and two in the back. It comes in a knee or mid-calf length and has a curved waistband.
Unselfish Sewing and Jalie 3242
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