Today we are sharing a fun and easy to adapt skirt for women from Footloose and Fancy Free: The Sew Flirty2 Skirt. With Valentine's day right around the corner, this is the perfect date night skirt to whip up in no time at all. You could also wear it for work, church, or even just running around with your kids once the weather warms up (I'd pair it with tights and tall boots if you are in the line of the latest NorEaster to develop - brrrrrrr).
Here is Kari from That's Sew Kari to share her review and modifications of the Sew Flirty....
Get Flirty and Sew Yourself Some Love!
A Review of 'Sew Flirty 2' by Foot Loose and Fancy Free
and Modification Tutorials
- Tutorial is well organized and easy to read
- Clear pictures, numbered to match the instructions
- Includes great sewing tips, like squaring up your fabric!
- No pattern pieces to print (my printer is thankful for the break!)
- Bonus flower pattern/instructions provided
- Suitable for any sewing level
- QUICK and EASY!!!
- Cut materials -- fabric and elastic (I used the fuller version cut).
- Hem both short sides of the skirt at 1".
- Overlap the hems -- remember overlap right over left to match couture etiquette.
- Sew close to the edge of the hem that is on top. You should now have two vertical lines of stitching down the front of your skirt, nearly an inch apart.
Close up of placket detail
- Sew your elastic into a tube (this deviates from the tutorial as I didn't want a raw edge of elastic exposed since I was overlapping the seams), open the seam, and zig-zag the seam flaps down.
- Mark both skirt and elastic into eighths, as recommended in the pattern.
- Match the marks on both the elastic and skirt and attach (tips included in pattern)
- Hem your skirt - pattern recommends blind hem or hem by hand. I tried blind hem on the "Mega Flirt" and failed miserably. So I just gave it a normal hem ;)
- Add your buttons. My original idea was tiny black buttons, but then I saw these oversized red buttons and had just enough!
- All done!! Enjoy your new skirt!!
|I just happened to have this red coat in my closet!|
|When you work with stripes, it's important to take the time to match them up perfectly!|