Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunshine Skirt (M6402)



I purchased a black ponte skirt for one of my daughters back in the spring but I liked it so much, I kept it for myself (Bad Mom).  I've worn it a few times and always seem to receive compliments so I thought I would make another out of a small piece of yellow ponte knit I had.

Originally, I wanted no waistband but couldn't find a pattern like that and didn't feel like converting a pattern (Lazy Mom). I found this skirt pattern that I liked WITH a waistband that had woven and knit options.  I finished this about a month ago but never got around to photographing and blogging.  It really has more of a summer vibe to it so I missed the boat for this year.

Details:
  • McCalls 6402, View A
  • Size 10 Ok, so I was a bit optimistic due to recent weight loss and a 12 might have made more sense but with some Spanx, it will be just fine. But I am KICKING myself that I didn't check the length. I'm a little over 5'3" so normally I have to shorten skirts / dresses but this one is SHORT. The length is ok for going out but I wouldn't be comfortable wearing in a business setting. I may make this again in a more conservative color for work but will add 2".
  • Fabric: Yellow Ponte knit remnant I picked up at Banasch. I think it was only 3/4 yard.
  • Conclusion: It was a little tricky matching the 4 points but I'm happy with the results. It went together fairly quickly. Mark thinks is looks "hot" so I'm calling it a success.


6 comments:

marysews said...

Yep, that's a HAWT little outfit for sure!

SissySees said...

Could that be any cuter?! Wow. You're going to provoke me into learning to sew yet...

Lori said...

Super cute skirt, love the yellow.

gMarie said...

Bonnie - what a great skirt! I love it. g

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I agree you have great legs! Definitely make it again!

Kyle said...

It is a hot skirt! I might need to make that this summer!!