Otherwise entitled The Sistehood of the Floral Knit.
In went like this–back in August or whenever it was that we Fabric Weekenders were spazzing out in the various corners of the fabric district, a group us were effectively getting our minds blown at the wonders of Mood. I was perusing (that word decidedly lacks the upmost enthusiasm I was experiencing in that moment) the knit aisles when I spied this gorgeous knit with a delicious hand and drape. It was calling my name, and boy oh boy was I pickin’ up what it was putting down. (No surprise there though, right? It’s got that orange-y coral color that is like the national color of Mimdom). Anyway, then Melissa, Merrick and Leanne wanted some too, and before you know it, it was a Thing. In the end I think there were 7 of us who all got one yard, and then determined that we’d share a fun post about whatever we ended up making. So that’s the gist–the story of the floral knit we all fell in love with. And not that it matters, but I was totally the first.
Ok, so my first project that I made from this was a basic pencil skirt that I love and wear often (scroll down to the bottom). I had initially dreamed of blocking it out for a dress or something, but when push came to shove (right before Sewing Summit), I just wanted a go-to skirt that was classy and comfortable. Practicality brings home another win. But then we all started talking about the post yesterday, and last night the Project Runway Within sort of took over, and my scraps of the precious knit somehow landed the spotlight today.
I squeaked this bad boy out! Not only did I have only a very small piece of the knit, but I literally used all but some shreds of that silk chiffon I found deep sea diving at Michael Levine Loft. It ended up being pretty perfect, and I love how it turned out. I started out with the Briar Tee as a block for the yoke, and the rest is just winged. Winged? Wung? Wung!! Now that’s funny.
And here’s the pencil skirt!