My kids are having a good late spring/summer.
The tight skirt and swing tank I made out of the rayon french terry that I bought online are a sort-of-success. It meets my goal of wearing things that feel like I'm in my pajamas, they are taupe-ish, and I learned something while making them.
1: One yard is not enough to make a double-layer knit skirt. For this one, the fabric was about 60" wide. I folded it in half (30"x36" rectangle) and wrapped it around my hips the long way. I then pinned closely along the other folded edge (Needed two seams for symmetry/stability) and pinned out about 2" of excess above my hips in towards my waist. Serged both side seams. It's SNUG! Hubby likes it, but it is a bit tight for work.
2: The swing top covers that, so yay! 1 yard is barely enough to make a single layer big top. Perhaps I could have gotten a more closely-fitted top as a double layer out of this yardage.
3: I ended up with a bulky waistband, which shows under the very lightweight top. There were probably 50 other ways to put this together and I'll try another one next time.
4: Duh - if you are going to want a raw edge, you need to cut to the right length before serging. Since the serged seam edge can't be easily cut without unraveling. So- the bottom edge still includes the selvedge, which on a knit is not super. You can see the little holes from the machine that rolls the fabric, as well as some pulls.
I still want to wear this outfit ALL THE TIME!.
Even less natural pose, but moving a bit so that you can see how stretchy the fabric is and how it transmits the lumps below. Oh well.
I have 1.5 yards left in a burgundy - some sort of cardigan would really make this a nice set. I'm going to wash these pieces a bit first and see how well they handle it. The skirt started to get pretty wrinkly, which surprised me a bit for a knit!
Mimi found a hammock.