I made a skirt! It’s been quite a while since I made something for myself but when I was feeling a bit blue one day this bright pink stretch fabric was calling my name. I own two Metalicus skirts that I absolutely love and in the back of my mind copying them and sewing my own version in different colour was always on my wish list.
The above grey skirt is my Metalicus one which is such a wardrobe staple for me. Comfy, A line and an easy colour to match many different coloured tops. I love it and I really love the twin needle stitching which embellishes the whole skirt.
To make my own version I layed out my original skirt on top of my pink fabric and cut out the same shaped skirt which was in two pieces just making sure to add extra all around for seams. After inserting a twin needle and two spools of pink thread at the top of my sewing machine (check your machine instructions as your sewing machine should have the capability to hold two spools of thread) I started sewing freeform in sweeping curves from one side of the skirt to the other. Mostly they are in groups of three as it looked best when grouped that way but I just kept sewing until I was happy with the look of the skirt piece and then repeated it for the back.
I sewed the two skirt pieces together and then added a simple foldover waist which gives a nice clean line under tops. I did use my overlocker for the seams and tried a rolled hem for the hem of the skirt but decided that it looked better actually folded under and topstitched.
The fabric is quite thin but has a nice sheen to it and is such a fun bright hot pink colour which actually matched my nail polish colour perfectly!
You could do as little or as many curves as you liked to get your desired look. I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I’ll be on the hunt for some more stretch fabric to make another one. I might actually copy the other Metalicus skirt I have too as it has a gorgeous handkerchief type hem to it.
Sometimes it seems difficult to find good quality stretch fabric so tell me where do you buy yours from?