Spin Skirt by Elegance & Elephants, poplin from L’Ouseau Fabrics
Today I’m at E&E talking about knit fabrics from L’Ouseau. Check out the post here!
Aside from their amazing selection of knits; L’Ouseau also carries hard to find Euro prints. Poplin is a fabric with a plain weave, but it’s different than quilters cotton. The fibers are woven tighter, which makes the fabric feel lighter and more crisp. It’s usually cotton or a cotton blend, and it’s specifically designed for clothing. It can have a bit of sheerness, and has a nice drape for garments.
This print sang to me. (Get it? Because birds sing?! Just laugh please.)
I wanted to make something for Skirting The Issue and Bella agreed to wear it for you; with the requirement that readers must be informed that she doesn’t wear much pink or flowers. She doesn’t want her tomboy reputation ruined, I guess?
(I love pink, and so does 99% of the world. Moving on.)
I also thought this would be a good opportunity to show you why Heidi’s Spin Skirt is on my Tween PDF Pattern MasterList; when it only goes up to girls size 10.
The Spin Skirt is a very full skirt. You can add length to the elastic & waistband pieces to adjust this skirt to any size you like. I added about 2″ to the elastic and casing in order to size up to a 12. That was pretty generous, and I think this skirt would easily fit a size 14 as well.
So the Spin Skirt pattern could be used for anyone, adults included. All you have to do is use your judgement on the waistband and casing. I wrapped the elastic around my daughter’s waist, and added enough ease to the casing so that it could pull over her hips. No adjustments to the skirt are needed.
My favorite part of this pattern is the waistband. Using two pieces of thin elastic with a drawstring results in a really couture look. This style of waistband is very prevalent in higher end ready to wear. It also provides a really custom fit, so comfortable!
The Spin Skirt pattern and instructions are included when you purchase the Bubble Pocket Top. Pattern pieces are self drafted. (I am an affiliate of E&E patterns.) Visit Elegance & Elephants to check out this pattern and more!
You can read up on Skirting The Issue at Project Sewn if you’re curious about it. People are sewing skirts for girls in foster homes, hospitals…there’s plenty of causes to donate to.
Well, I think that’s enough writing for today, I’m off to wash laundry and dishes. Always laundry and dishes….lol!