Oregon USA Member since 8/24/02 Posts: 5084 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 2/13/12 10:26 PM
You can use the T shirt knits for a more casual skirt. I made my daughter some 'yoga' skirts with it. The were full at the hem and smooth at the waist. It does help to use a darker color to avoid a slip. I got the pattern free from fabric.com. I just made other daughter a pencil skirt with an elastic waist using a poly/rayon lycra double knit.
If you're shopping on fabric.com and don't want top weight, stay away from 'lightweight' knit.
------ My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.
Colorado USA Member since 8/8/07 Posts: 502 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 2/14/12 9:14 AM
I used the Sophia double knit for a maternity skirt--it's truly lovely. I added a band though of stretchier 4 way stretch nylon knit at the top (swimsuit fabric) because the Sophia does not have much give though it is a knit. Fabric.com also sells it if you can't find it locally and they have all of the colors.
The best project you could be working on is the one that's on the table right now.
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