Thursday, April 17, 2014

MY QUICK AND EASY REVERSIBLE SKIRT-PART 1





When I found the bonded fleece, I thought it was perfect for the no sew scarves I had in mind so I bought 3 yards to get a nice long length. There were several color combinations. I chose the fuchsia and black. I had the perfect color yarn for fingerless mitts I wanted to make for myself. In fact, I had some of the yarn with me to make sure I got the right color. Things are deceiving away from each other. Ask me how I know. I can't tell you the times that I have gotten home with what I thought was a perfect match only to find it not so.

This fleece is 60" wide as is all fleece so 3 scarves could be made. They would be 20" wide each with 9" pockets turned up and tied-that was my original plan anyway. One for each of my sisters and one for me for Christmas.

Well, Christmas came and went and even though the scarves wouldn't take long they just didn't seem to manage to get done. The sewing fairy didn't show up one time-not one. I was too busy crocheting for the family. I guess I'll have to get into that one of these days.

 I have a favorite skirt that is just a plain, french terry that I have worn for years and decided to make one from the bonded fleece like the old fave. It would be warm and easy to wear and it could be worn almost anywhere. The old gray skirt had seen its better days and wasn't as presentable as it once was. 

The 3 yards was enough for what I decided to be a 30" wide scarf and the matching skirt using the old gray favorite as a pattern since  it fit well and these skirts are no more than a rectangle with a waistband either sewn on or folded over with elastic inserted and hemmed. 

Each layer of the bonded fleece is thinner than regular fleece so it isn't so bulky but still very warm. I would have looked like the abominable snow man had I put 2 layers of regular fleece together for the skirt and scarf. That is ok for the tied blankets but to wear, I don't think so.

The rectangle was cut the to size plus 4 inches to be folded out to create a stripe down each side.
Here is a video to try to explain my reversible skirt.

Hope this helps.

The matching scarf will be featured in my next post. 

One more thing, I have come up in the world. I now have a camera man-my great, grandson Ian. He has been waiting for months to get started and this is our first project together. My [our] sewing room is coming together and he has a sewing machine to also learn to sew. 

God bless you
Carolyn Wainscott
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