This weekend I set out to do something unheard of - sew something simple! I am also on a serious fabric buying diet right now, so stash diving it was. I started by getting out my
little big box of vintage patterns (I am a pattern addict too) and started on the search for a vintage design. I found this 70's Marie Osmond wrap skirt and fell in love.
I went stash diving and found this lovely bottom weight Hawaiian print cotton blend. It has some stretch in it so there must by some nylon in it. It is a sateen for sure though. I have a ton of this stuff so I will be making a matching crop top soon.
The pattern was already cut to a medium, which should have been my size, but it turned out too big. I ended up removing 4" from the sides and bottom for a perfect overlap. I left out the pocket since I felt it broke up the print too much. I used simple black cotton bias binding all around. The skirt is supposed to tie, but I hate ties so I used a hook and eye and snap for a closure. A little vintage wood button from my stash finished off the waistband.
I had a lot of fun making this. I think it took about three hours with little people interruptions and tea breaks. I will for sure be making more versions of this pattern. Up next is a leather mini version.
What do you think?