Thursday, August 27, 2015

Get the Look: Daisy Lace Knit Skirt

Carla made a classic A-line skirt for her daughter using a pretty floral knit print that reads like a polka dot. Carla's daughter styled her skirt with a white knit top and navy cardigan for her conservative office.  But she could also switch it up and wear a classic white shirt with a blue jean jacket for weekend glam or wear a silk wrap blouse for date night. Thanks Carla!!

I had made this pattern for my daughter several times in cotton and light weight wools.  I wanted to make it again in a versatile fabric that could be worn year round in Houston.  Roz suggested the Navy Daisy Lace Knit.  I had some reservations at first because of the knit and little stretch/give in it!  But it turned out beautiful and my daughter loved it!  

Carla used View A
I used 2 strips of iron on knit interfacing to stabilize the zipper.  When using an invisible zipper in a knit, it will sometimes pucker unless stabilized.  Rather than use the serger for the seams, I stitched the seams and then used a 3 thread overlock to finish the seam edges.  This would allow me to alter the skirt if needed.  I used a fairly stiff sew-in interfacing on the band so that the waist would be stable and not stretch.  I thought about using a cover stitch machine to hem but decided a hand stitched hem would look better.


Cathy Spain said...

Beautiful, Carla! As always :-)

Cheryl Lemmons said...

Well done, Carla! This looks great. And thanks for the tips on sewing a pattern like this with a knit.

becki-c said...

Wow, I need one of those!
That is so feminine and professional.