A Simple Skirt

Even though I came to NYC to work in an air conditioned lab, I knew I was going to be miserable in the heat and humidity outside of lab, and I didn’t want to stay indoors all weekend long! Shorts are great, of course, and I’ve already talked about how I’m surviving the humidity, but skirts are another great option.

  

This is truly a simple skirt – I knew I wanted a midi-length rayon skirt and fortunately District Fabrics in Fremont has a small stash. I found this lovely deep magenta fabric and purchased 2 yards. I did the math to see how long I could make the skirt and make a 4″ waistband and cut across the cross-grain into two giant rectangles and a strip the width of the fabric. This fabric was something like 56″ wide, so I was able to gather it quite a bit. I used the selvedge edges as the ‘finish’ on the side seams and didn’t even face the waist band. It has a bit of elastic in the back to avoid the need for any sort of zipper closure, yet stay fitted around the waist. The waistband also involved stitching in the ditch, which I’m not super good at, but the gathering can hide it a bit.

This skirt has been wore fully this summer and I’m excited to wear back in Seattle with something besides tank tops! (I only wore this top for the photos, it is wayyyy to warm for NYC)

Again, thanks to Tasha for showing me around her Brooklyn neighborhood and taking photographs!

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