The skirt is quite simple and could have been adapted from any basic A-line skirt, but I had McCall's 6438 on hand and since it already has the center front and back seams (and even the bias grainline marked) I opted to use it - View C.
On my most recent trip to Fabricland, I was pretty excited to see a selection of breton striped knits with various width stripes. I chose the 1/2" stripes.
Only the skirt pattern pieces were used, since I wanted a fold-over yoga-style type waistband. I used 3" wide elastic (leftover from maternity pants making days) for the waistband, leaving 3.5" above it for folding over.
I'm really happy with how the skirt turned out. The fabric is a bit thin and very drapey, so I chose to line it with a nylon knit (it basically has a built-in slip). It feels really great on and I think it will be cool and comfortable to wear during summer.
Sidenote: Hey, I have a dressform now! A friend came across this one while helping a neighbor clean out their house. Initially I wasn't sure that I wanted it since I don't really have a good place for it to hang out in my sewing room. She said I could take it home and try it out and then decide. We have to settle on a price yet, but if it's right I think I'll want to keep it.
It's still too cool here for bare legs, but I'm looking forward to wearing this when the temps rise a bit. Here's likely how I'll wear it - much like the inspiration pictures except for substituting my new favorite yellow shoes in place of the sandals!
I have a few posts to write about clothes I've made for my kids and I have a few more things cut out for me. After a slow start to the year (for sewing, anyway) it feels good to have some finished makes to share!