My daughter and I feel like our best selves when wearing anything with a beautiful aline or circle skirt. The new Stevie Skirt from Rebecca Page feels like it was made with us in mind! It comes in ladies, girls, and dolly sizes. Or, if you’re planning on making more than one (like me!!!), the bundle is the best deal.
My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw this gorgeous floral rayon spandex at Simply by Ti. It is super soft, the drape is perfection, and (possibly, most important to my daughter), it is the perfect color pink.
I loved sewing up these skirts. They were instant gratification. It probably took me as long to print and tape as it did to actually sew them. The pattern is drafted for knits so there are no closures, just a front and back with a band for the waist. Add a quick hem and you’re off!
I’ve learned a lot about knits since I’ve started sewing with them. One of the most important things I’ve learned is about stretch and recovery. The recovery is how well the fabric bounces back to its original size after being stretched out (like when you pull a skirt up over your hips. Rayon spandex doesn’t usually have the same amazing recovery as something like a cotton lycra or double brushed poly. But don’t let that fully deter you from using those fabrics – – – there are workarounds!
For this pattern, I knew the weight of the maxi skirt and pulling it up over hips would mean rayon spandex alone would not be the most suitable choice for the waistband. So, for my daughter’s version, I added the optional elastic inside the waistband. I’m quite picky about my waist and decided to use a coordinating cotton lycra from my scrap pile. I probably should have done the same for dolly but I knew she doesn’t change as often as I do and just used the same floral rayon spandex for her band without the elastic.
I don’t own too many maxi skirts but I think that is going to change now that I have Stevie. She also comes in above knee, knee, and midi lengths so there is a cut line for every need! I also loved the fitting advice in the pattern instructions.
I’m already planning an above the knee length skirt that I can wear with all the concert shirts I’ve accumulated over the years. I think something like this blue camo in DBP from Ti’s site would be perfect. Ti also carries a variety of other fabrics such as cotton lycra, sweater knits, athletic, and wovens/stretch wovens and her products and customer service are always top notch.
I received the floral rayon spandex fabric for free in exchange for
sewing and photographing it. Also, as a Rebecca Page Brand Ambassador,
I received this pattern in exchange for sewing it up. This review contains
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This helps support my growing fabric collection and is much appreciated.