As in years past, I made myself a skirt for my birthday. And of course, it’s my new favorite skirt to wear! But this time it’s for a very good reason.
I sewed the Syrah Skirt pattern (full pattern review here.) I chose it for this fabric because it has a lining, and this fabric is rather thin. What is that fantastic fabric, you ask? I got it at JoAnn Fabrics, here’s the direct link: Knit Fabric-Double Border Ombre Slub Knit Mint (affiliate link)
It’s a knit fabric, with a double border ombre knit. To get a full length maxi skirt with the ombre running vertically down the skirt, I had to lay my Syrah pattern pieces horizontally across the grain of the fabric. This worked out because the fabric has 4 way stretch. This fabric is perfect for a Syrah Skirt. It’s flow-y and swishy and has awesome movement which you can’t really tell from still photographs. But this skirt seriously makes me want to walk barefoot along the beach! I put in my request to Mr. Skirt Fixation…
Also, here’s my secret to get that soft, dreamy, minty look: I used the wrong side of the fabric!
Yep! If you look at this photo on the JoAnn Fabric’s website, you’ll notice it’s greener than my skirt. Plus it has the trendy “slub knit” texture thing going on, which I also didn’t want on a scale as large as the Syrah Skirt. So, to quote, “It’s my party and I’ll
cry use the wrong side of the fabric if I want to!”
Of course a skirt this fantastic needed a basic to support and accentuate all it’s greatness, so I paired it with my Union St. Tee. (Oh, and a fun side note; today we’re celebrating Hey June June over on Instagram, so check that out!) And those shoes? They were given to my daughters by their cousin, and passed on to me completely unworn. All the teenagers wanted them back once they saw me pairing them with my new Syrah Skirt, but I said no. It was my birthday and all.
Alright, leave me a comment about something. Do you have a birthday tradition? Have you ever used the wrong side of the fabric? Stolen your daughter’s shoes?