After my last hair-pulling maternity garment I needed a quick win to boost my confidence before diving into mini-wardrobe muslin-ing. Plus I am pantless and in desperate need of spring bottoms. So when Cartoonist Baby woke me up early this morning with a few well-placed kicks in the ribs, I turned to the quickest, easiest skirt pattern in my stash, Kwik Sew 3513.
This thing literally has four seams (and a hem). It's just an elastic-free roll-waist rectangular yoke with a skirt attached and optional flounce. Instant sewing gratification! Last time I made View C in a solid purple rayon-lycra terry with a flounce and rolled hem:
But since I was working with a large print this time I eliminated the flounce and did a twin-needle hem.
The fabric is a super-soft poly-lycra knit with excellent stretch and recovery I got for $3/yard at Sew-Fisticated Discount Fabrics in Massachusetts last week. Total cost... $5?
View without shirt pulled up in front:
Giant 3rd-trimester (woo-hoo! just started today!) belly view:
View with poor light but less distracting background:
Speaking of which, Masheka and I are off to see "Alice in Wonderland" in iMax! Have a lovely weekend!