Until now I'd never made a sample of my Ruffle-cious Skirt pattern in lawn. An oversight on my part, of course, because its lightness and "gather-ability" makes it the perfect fabric for this design.
As predicted this bright floral print tana lawn, hot off the cutting tables (!) from the recent visit to Liberty, was a breeze to sew up.
Two features of this skirt which I now always incorporate are:
- The faux rolled hem (done with a regular sewing machine foot) as outlined in option no. 2 of Megan Nielsen's tutorial here.
- The double row of elastic for the waist. I do this for most of my elastic waisted patterns now because I think it gives a neater and more professional finish. I posted about this method (which is simple and probably quite self-explanatory) previously here.
Also, I'm trying to remember to use more of my Wink Designs clothing labels for a nice finishing touch (and so the girls can work out which is the back......)