It’s always nice to participate in shared sewing activities. The December “Make A Garment A Month” challenge is one sew thing I can do. Check out the details via the link on my sidebar to the right. Thankfully, the challenge is simple which adds to the fun. I need to answer why I want to make the garment – maybe it is to learn a new skill, maybe it is to build your wardrobe, maybe it is just for fun, maybe it is just because you have always wanted to make it, maybe it’s because you are trying to use up your stash (or pattern hoard). My goal is my current project of rebuilding my wardrobe from that of modern; i.e., wearing of pants to include mostly skirts and dresses.
This challenges will be a nice way to stay focused on my sewing goals. For those of you that don’t know I love, love skirts (okay dresses, blouses and suits too, LOL). But for the December challenge I am going to finally make a skirt from a pattern that I have had in my stash for years. The Brussels Skirt, pattern #1105 by Textile Studio. It is a timeless design. Slimming pull-on straight skirt with a classic vent in the back. Back darts eliminate bulk at the waist. I’m sure it will comfy.
I’ve chosen a black fabric from my stash. The fabric was not labeled but it is woven and feels like a double-knit. Normally I would not buy double-knit; however, since this one is black and not overly thick it doesn’t have the cheesy appearance of many of the knits I have seen. Plus, I am making it for daily use in the ministry and it will need to take a licking and keep on ticking. This will do the job. This Brussels skirt will be a mainstay of my skirt wardrobe.
- Fabric cost = $0
- Approximate construction time – 3 hours
- Level of difficulty – easy
- Notions – thread/free; elastic-no more than $2.00
Suggested Fabric: To achieve the look on the pattern holder, use soft drapey fabric. Light weight to medium weight textured rayon. Lightweight wool. linen-rayon blends, silk-rayon blends and raw silk. Next time I will definitely heed this admonition. Here I am trying to pose like the lady on the pattern package. I forgot I am wearing a black skirt with black shoes. Can you say “no contrast”, idiot, LOL.
Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012