Friday, 24 October 2014

Mosaic Print Fay Skirt

I have made another Style Arc Fay Skirt. You can see my first version here


For this one I used a scuba knit with a lovely mosaic print in navy and white. This is one of the lovely fabrics I purchased from Spotlight on my birthday. I hadn't ever sewed with scuba knit before so this was a new experience. It is quite thick and stable like a thick ponte knit, only it has a lovely smooth, almost silky surface.


The fay skirt is a double layer of fabric. There is only one pattern piece which is cut twice. The side seams are sewn creating a long tube which is then turned inside itself with the raw edges finishing at the waistline. Elastic is attached and turned over creating the waistband. There is no hem.


This double layer of scuba knit has certainly made this a nice warm skirt. This skirt is super quick and easy to make and it has a lovely shape.


The picture above is a close up of the beautiful mosaic print.
I have worn this several times already and it has been a favourite for date night, dressed up with this white RTW cardigan, high heels and pearls.


I have been a bit lazy lately, sewing very easy garments but I love the instant gratification. Better move onto something a little more challenging.


Happy Sewing

18 comments:

  1. What a lovely skirt and it suits you so well. I love pencil skirts and this fabric is stunning. I would break the RTW fast (again) and BUY this if I saw it in a shop.

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    1. Thank you so much onedabbles for your lovely comment. High praise indeed.

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  2. Great fabric/pattern combo! I can see this transitioning well between formal/casual events. Looks really nice with the white cardigan too.

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    1. Thanks Carrie. I loved the fabric the minute I saw it. I have worn it dressed up for date night and dressed down for work, and it works well both ways.

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  3. Gorgeous. Love that print. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you BeaJay. The print is gorgeous.

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  4. Love the print and pattern matching here. Very interesting to read about sewing with scuba knit and the details of how this skirt is constructed.

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    1. The pattern matching at the side seams is a little off, due to some slight adjustments I made to tweak the fit, but I did try to do a good job at the cutting out stage. This skirt is very cleverly constructed but it does use a lot of fabric with the double layer.

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  5. Really pretty and sophisticated! You must have some good dates:)

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    1. Thanks Angela. We have decided to keep up the tradition of date night even though we are now married. It's a good excuse to get dressed up and spend quality time together.

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  6. What a cute skirt. I would have thought 2 layers of the scuba fabric would be too much. Yours looks perfect. I checked out Spotlight today (40% off fabrics) but nothing as cute as yours.

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    1. The double layer of scuba knit does make this a very warm skirt...probably too warm for summer, but it does do a great job of camouflaging panty lines. I noticed the 40% off fabric sale at Spotlight too, but the two closest stores to me are a two hour drive away.

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  7. I have been a bit put off StyleArc patterns as they take ages to come and the sizing is often wrong for me, but after seeing your gorgeous Fay skirts, I am very tempted. What a gorgeous skirt. I love that scuba! Fabulous shoes as well :)

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    1. I am loving the Style Arc patterns as they seem to suit my body shape, but I do have to wait at least three weeks for delivery, which is a bit disappointing, when they are only coming from Melbourne. The shoes were a very good bargain I got from from Payless Shoes a few years ago.

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  8. The print us lovely. I like how you have styled it.

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  9. Thanks for your lovely comment Andrea.

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  10. Wow, your fabric choice is so impeccable. This is my second post I've viewed of your's and I absolutely love your fabric pieces! I have never tried Style Arc but this has made me reconsider.

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    1. Thank you Elovedra El. This mosaic print is gorgeous and I knew I had to bring it home with me the minute I saw it. I have had quite a bit of success with Style Arc patterns and I do enjoy using them.

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