Marie Tennis Skirt.

Friday, August 31, 2012

This is the last of the Disney duds.  It's the simplest/quickest thing I made, but it seems to draw the most compliments.  People love this skirt.  I think it's probably because of the unusual Aristocats fabric (from Ixat, where else?) more than anything.  Who knew there are so many Marie and Aristocats fans out there?

I used Kitschy Coo's fabulous Tennis Skirt pattern, version 2 for a girl who likes to wear waistbands low in front, but I graded it up a size for my big girl.  The pattern goes together quickly and easily.  I love the shape of the skirt.  I want to make one for myself.
I used a new notion in making this skirt (woohoo!).  The fabric is some weighty loop-backed cotton, and no matter how much I pressed and starched, I could not get the hem to stay put.  So I pulled some SewKeysE Fusible Knit Stay Tape from my drawer and gave it a whirl.  Worked like a charm.  I was able to stick that pesky hem down so I could coverstitch.  Yay for notions!

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