While on vacation I had the opportunity to visit a quaint fabric shop in Waynesville, Mo.
Although small, the shop had a nice selection of fabrics. I drooled over the table full of batiks and at the same time kept reminding myself that I only had so much room in my suitcase. However, a few days later, I ended up buying a few more pieces at the Walmart in St. Ann, Mo.
Walked away with just 4 measly pieces.
Left - Right: blue floral Batik, black/grey Challis, splattered Batik & an abstract stretch Charmeuse
The first pick from my fabric souvenir haul was the blue floral batik and immediately pinned Butterick 5147 skirt pattern for it. The skirt is a quasi-pencil skirt with front & back darts, back zipper and back slit.
Removed 1/2" from from the side seams, tappered the bottom a bit more and for the waist, which is bandless, I used Dritz Waist Maker Tape.
I'd purchased the waist maker tape from Virgo Fabrics some time ago, which is a small shop in Brooklyn where you can find nifty notions. Now wishing I had gotten more at $.50 a pop, which is perfect for keeping the waist of the skirt from rolling. Vogue Fabric carries it, but at $4.69 a pop.
Invisible zipper and button & loop using Oliver +S thread chain loop tutorial
Lining (as one can see, I do not color coordinate)
The skirt wore well throughout the day and have another waiting to be sewn up.