Wednesday, 1 June 2011

.answering questions.

Wow - I didn't think my simple yoga skirt would get such a great response!  You guys asked a few questions, so I thought I'd answer them here as I'm sure that more than one of you were wondering the same thing...
  •  I'll definitley do my best to write up a pattern and combine with a pair of yoga pants - can't promise when, but it will be in the near future.
  • A few people requested the pattern as a free tutorial - while I do love online tutorials, you've probably noticed that I don't offer them that often on my blog.  The main reason being that a tutorial takes a loong time to put together.  (Well, for me anyway!)  My life at the moment is fairly busy and pretty much every spare sewing session is devoted to my patterns.  I would love to share more tutorials with you, maybe in the future when I have some extra sewing time to come up with some new things :)
  • Yep, the yoga skirt is VERY beginner-friendly.  I would strongly recommend it for a beginner sewer (or someone beginning to sew with knit fabrics.)
  • Haha - "do you think knit fabric is only for the thin?" - this one cracked me up!  I don't think I fit into the "thin" category - have you heard of control/shaping underwear and tights?  Get some, they work wonders ;)
  •  YES!  They are TOMS wedges!  I can't believe I didn't ever blog about them - I have had them for ages now and loooove them.  Highly recommend them, they took a few wears to break in but are super comfy now.  I think I need a grey pair of flats...
  • The skirt has elastic hidden around the entire waistband.  Just tight enough so that you can be sure is isn't going to fall down, not so that it creates gathers.
  • It does have a roll-top waist - although I think I'd make it a bit longer next time...I remember Oprah once said (and she would know!) that if you wear skirts or pants (she was talking about track pants at the time) with a horizontal line across the top of your butt, it makes your butt appear smaller.  Smart woman Oprah, maybe that's why I like wearing roll-top skirts and pants!!
  • Love the track pants idea too, I reckon I could offer an alternate finish to the roll-top waistband too.  I agree, it is very hard to find a pair of trackies that don't make you look like a Westie Mum!
  • You really don't need an overlocker (serger) to sew with knits.  It does make the job easier, but if you don't have one, check your sewing machine manual and you'll probably find that your machine has an overlocker-type stitch in it.  If not, it will definitley do a stretch stitch or at last resort, a zig-zag.  All of these options work fine and with good results.  
Okay, that's it for skirt talk for now.  Be back soon to share some new fabric purchases!


Jo @ a life in lists said...

The toms wedges look great! I've been debating whether or not to get a pair (I am more or less living in my toms classics), and I think I might splash out.

Rebecca said...

oh hahah! thanks tone!

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