Here we are with another installment of Summer Clothes for Curly Cutie.
I’m starting to venture out into knit fabrics (outside of my refashioning ventures) and I must admit……I’m having fun!
I knew I wanted to try my hand at another circle skirt.
Back down memory Lane: First circle skirt
I pretty much fell for circle skirts after this one and knew I had to make more. There are plenty tutorials out now that help with making these skirts. I happened upon this one where I learned the basic principles for making them out of woven fabrics. Since I wanted to make one from knit fabric I knew the measurements would have to be slightly adjusted. For CC’s skirt, I just winged it. I kept cutting away at the waist area until it fit her. For others that need a more detailed method for making a circle skirt from knit fabric, this tutorial may be helpful.
Then I found Rae’s Angel Top where you use actual measurements to construct the garment. I thought if I combined this top with a circle skirt that we would have a cute little dress on our hands.
And a little something she made for me.
We both like this dress. CC says it so comfortable. Initially, I wasn’t really sold on the fabric. It kinda played with my eyes, you know with the neon pink and gray stripes. It did grow on me though. Besides, the fabric was on clearance. I like having this stuff on hand for when I come across projects I want to try. I surely wouldn’t want to cut into expensive fabric to do a test run. Just so happens, this test worked out for us. If I make it again, I will make the top a little bigger so it’s not as close fitting. I do like that the sleeves are incorporated into the design and don’t have to be put on separately.
This is how we’re clothing Curly Cutie for the summer!