Happy Valentine's Day!
And what better way to celebrate than with a new pink skirt! After my crazy fabric shopping spree, we decided it would be better for the budget if we reassembled my sewing room... So I finally finished a skirt I cut out before I got pregnant.
New Look 6896, which I actually purchased for the wide leg pant, but this skirt is a really nice basic 3/4 circle with a narrow shaped yoke. The pattern also includes a version with pockets. The fabric I used was a stretch twill. I'm not sure where it came from, but I wish I had more! It was nice to sew and has just enough stretch to make it very comfortable to wear. I interfaced the yoke with hymo, which is perfect. It supports the fabric well and shapes the waist nicely. I decided to go with such a firm interfacing after reading in Claire Schaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques that a heavy fabric needs a firm interfacing. I had never really thought about it that way before, but it paid off here. I was also really grateful for my walking foot when sewing this, particularly when stitching down the yoke facing, which I did by stitching in the ditch. The upper, uninterfaced layer wanted to stretch, but the hymo kept the facing underneath stable. After just a few inches without the walking foot it was a bunched up, mismatched mess. The walking foot kept the layers together perfectly.