No, this orange plaid mini does not integrate into my MMM plan at all, but The Monthly Stitch made me do it!
“Sewing Double” is the challenge and I can think of no better pattern than the Grainline Moss Mini. This skirt is an easy wearing staple of my wardrobe and it was fun to quickly whip up a 2nd version while the first one was fresh in my mind.
I matched the plaid so much better than that houndstooth version. Yippee!
But to avoid matching things at the yoke I turned that piece on the bias. I put some seam binding in my seams as I sewed the yoke to the skirt to stabilize it, but the yoke fabric still wrinkles a bit. I guess that wasn’t such a brilliant idea. The truth is I like these straight skirts so I can wear something less fitted on top and I don’t think I’ll be tucking them in, so it likely won’t show.
The fly zipper was much easier to insert this time (though I still had to do it twice). I am hoping all this practice makes perfect on the jeans I am working on now. I must have jeans completed for Me Made May. I can’t imagine what I’ll be wearing all month without a pair of jeans to fall back on. Yes, I might be in a bit of a “comfort zone” with my style lately, but I honestly get so darn chilly in skirts without leggings that I’m pretty miserable. Please summer, show your sunny face!
Not that a sewing blog is anything but a big show-off platform, but I do have to mention that this awesome vintage double knit was a $2 score from Value Village. I am super proud of that. The zipper cost more than the rest of the skirt! It has such awesome texture and a little bit of stretch to make it quite comfortable. But the shorter length is a direct reflection of the small amount of fabric I had. I would have liked it a little longer. But it is still pretty okay for a $4.50 skirt!