As I'd done with the previous one, this last one was also done in Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Soft Navy. Again, incorporating my take on a crochet skirt, decided to do a wrap version, using double cross stitch and back loop stitch
Instead of creating the skirt using the circumference of my waist, I started the foundation chain using desired length, which is 18". Also, I wanted the stitch pattern vertical, thereby working up & down the length of the foundation chain using the just two crochet stitches and repeating the pattern stitch of 2 row of back loop and one row of double cross stitch.
I continued the pattern until the skirt measured 49" in width, which allowed for an overlap. Finished off the skirt with slip stitches.
Not sure how the weight of the stitches would act vertically and to define the outline of the skirt, sifted through my trim stash and found 3/4" Flexi-Lace hem tape in Navy. Sewed the lace starting at the waist edge and along the skirt hemline.
Wrapped the skirt around my waist and marked where I wanted the overlap to be. From hook to sewing machine, zig zag stitched along the circumference of the skirt, turning it into a faux wrap. I did not want to endure an oopsie moment.
Once the skirt was sewn at the waist, I constructed the lining using a polyester microfiber sheet. I am notorious for scouting out bedding stores for sheets, which I will use in a heart beat for lining, especially at 2.99 for a flat sheet.
Here is the lining sewn to 1" black non-roll elastic. Whenever I get a chance to stop at Virgo Fabrics, I load up on their elastic at 8/$1.00.
With the lining attached, used steam-a-steam for the hem, then final stitch and....
comfortable and snuggly....
Until then.... Have an Awesome Week.