2/18/13

Crochet Skirt Finale'

It has come to the end of the road for my crochet skirt bonanza, which all started with the Crochet Skirt Along.  Participating in the SCA was a great way to knock the dust off my crochet hooks and incorporate my take on it.

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....

...all done

and pics...

comfortable and snuggly.... 



Until then.... Have an Awesome Week.





29 comments:

alethia said...

Love it and the color of your sweater is the perfect pop of color.

Tina said...

It looks great, and you look fabulous in it!

Patty said...

Cute take on the crocheted skirt...and you wear it well :-)

Beth O. said...

Super cute!

Adelaide B said...

I love this color.

Madelyn said...

Awesome skirt!!

Sheila said...

Thanks ladies. I enjoyed the crochet skirt bonanza and especially putting my spin on it.

Positively Necie said...

Very nice skirt, beautiful color.

Myra said...

Oh this is really a cute skirt! I agree the color is just gorgeous too!

L said...

Very nice, Sheila! I admire anyone who can knit or crochet.

GodsgirlT said...

Love, love, love that! Are you taking orders? :). Perhaps some day I can learn this craft. Very nice!

RhondaBuss said...

Lovely! Your color choice for your top really makes it come alive.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay I officially hate you and that dayum crochet hook because that skirt is sooooo awesome that my jealousy is making me blind! *LOL* Seriously that was an inspired idea and you worked that out. Girl, you are a crochet/sewing artiste!

Sheila said...

Thank you.

Sheila said...

Thank you.

Sheila said...

Thank you. Come on L cross over to the crochet dark side... lol

Sheila said...

Thank you.

I wish I wasn't a selfish crocheter. Can I recommend Coats & Clark's Crochet Made Easy DvD.. it's great. I learn to knit from the knitting dvd and was knitting & purling within 4 hours.

Lynneb said...

How fun! Nice job, Sheila!

Sheila said...

Thank you Rhonda. The top is a modified version of Simplicity 1849.

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn. You are my constant inspiration.

Aminat said...

Wow Sheila, great job and lovely colors on you

Rosie said...

Another lovely skirt Sheila!

Sheila said...

Thanks Ladies.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Wow ! I am so impressed (as always). This was your best post ever. I love the break-down and how it made me believe that even I could successfully crochet and line a skirt that fits. Ha ! Great job Sheila !

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Sheila, just wanted you to know that I featured this post on my Two Cables FaceBook page. Thanks !

Sheila said...

Hi Carolyn and Thank you so much. I am glad the process pics are helpful, and must admit, I can be a lazy poster...lol. Thanks for feature on your facebook page.

Syl said...

Great work Shelia. As usual. Ingenious to use a sheet as the lining.

Brandi said...

Sheila, you are amazing! I love your skirt.

MAD14kt said...

NICE Sheila Baby! :)