Sunday, 6 May 2012
Me Made May Day 6
See what I mean about the hips!
I've never sewn with jersey before which I suppose is quite a surprise. It's probably quite a good fabric for beginners as no zips or fastenings are necessary but I've always been a little scared by its stretchiness!
So, with a bit of Me Made May bravery I decided to tackle this gap in my sewing knowledge. I knew that I didn't want to make too plain a skirt and so I choose a pattern from my BurdaStyle magazine that had some pleats at the side - yet it was still marked 'easy'.
This leads me to think that one person's 'easy' is another person's 'aaaargh!'. The fabric kept jamming in the machine and I didn't quite match up the pleats but once the shaping was done I agree the construction of the actual skirt was a doddle. I even used twin needles for the hem. I felt very brave!
I do actually love the skirt and think that I will wear it quite a bit as it's soooo comfy. And yes, I will definitely be using jersey a lot more.