Due to technical difficulties (also known as a waiting line for the sewing machine because of 4H project deadlines) Friday’s All The Skirts post is being published today. (More on those awesome 4H projects coming soon!)
The final skirt for All The Skirts: Megan Nielsen & Imagine Gnats is the Cascade Skirt. The Cascade skirt has a lot of things going on in one amazing skirt. It’s a wrap skirt, a circle skirt, has options to tie in the front, the back or button up, and has a high low hem! And beside all that, we decided to make it into a swim suit coverup.
Imagine you’ve been swimming for a couple of hours and it’s time to settle down on the grassy shore and watch everyone else for a while. You wade up to the shore, grab your Cascade Skirt made from jade french terry backed wick away lycra fabric., and wrap it around you like a towel, except waaaaay classier because it’s the Cascade Skirt!
The Cascade Skirt can be made in 5 sizes from XS to XL. There are 3 versions to choose from, and the variations all depend on how you want to close the skirt. Tie in front, tie in back, or a simple double button closure in the front. This pattern is rated a 1 out of 5 skill level needed. All the illustrations are drawn and very easy to follow.
Since the side seams can show due to the high low hem, instructions are included for french seams. We just love thoughtful touches like that. There are only 3 pattern pieces needed for making any of the views of the Cascade Skirt. The pattern suggests hand tacking the waistband down, and even though I usually avoid hand sewing like the plague, I found this to be the best solution for getting the waistband not to twist. I may or may not have paid Allegra in chocolate to rip it out for me.
Let’s move on the that delicious jade french terry backed wick away lycra fabric. There are so many fabrics at Imagine Gnats that could be used to make a lovely Cascade Skirt. I almost went with this eyelet because the Cascade Skirt instructions include directions for lining it. And then there’s this drapey knit. Finally, I did the only sensible thing to do and asked Rachel, the owner of Imagine Gnats for her help.
When I finally settled on the idea of a swim suit coverup, she helped me choose this gorgeous french terry fabric. While this color matches Aria’s swim suit and she immediately claimed this Cascade Skirt, I’m pretty sure I’ll be sewing at least one more.
Speaking of sewing Megan Nielsen patterns and Imagine Gnats fabric, it’s time to vote on those entries in the Inlinkz sew along. The crowd favorite will win 1 Megan Nielsen PDF pattern and $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats. Also, the Rafflecopter is still open for a few more days, so enter away for your chance to win 1 Megan Nielsen PDF pattern and $50 to spend at Imagine Gnats!