I Hate Sewing Series: Into the Turquoise Long Skirt
Project # 4: Full Gathered Maxi Skirt
Found this beautiful Japanese Crepe Satin fabric on sale at the store for 9.99 per yard and thought I could try and make a simple skirt out of it. The worst case scenario if it didn't work out, I wouldn't regret due to its low cost. This fabric has a rich turquoise tone which is difficult to capture by a camera and a glossy surface just like what you expect from satin fabric type. It looks more dressy t but what the heck. I made a wide waistband, gathered skirt and added zipper to the back. I still have to practice sewing and attaching more zippers.
So this skirt comes under $10 plus 30 minutes of my own labor, what a deal! Making your own clothes are fun and can be cost saving at times. I wouldn't say it is always cheaper to sew your own because some fabrics can be quite expensive and some complicated outfits are very labor intensive. It is sometimes cheaper to buy at H&M or Forever 21. I tend to buy whatever fabric that is on sale because I am new to sewing and would hate to buy at full price just to waste both money and materials. So far I have enjoyed this new hobby though.
Last night I made another mid length pleated skirt for myself, I am very excited to share next week.