Perry Moffitt

April 23, 2012

Jersey Skirt

Filed under: Tons of other stuff made with fabric — perrymoffitt @ 3:42 pm

The end of the cold weather had me sorting out my drawers and finding things to give away or cut up. Two bags to goodwill, one bag to cut up, which sounds suspiciously like 2 steps forward, one step back.   I had bought the blue and pink jersey knit with plans of making some stuff for the toddler. But she has oodles of clothes and mama needed a new skirt.  The purple is an old Gap shirt that I loved, but had shrunken in the dresser some how. This shrinking phenomena  has nothing to do with having a kid and my love of all things sugar *ahem*. I traced a old jersey skirt and realized I needed a few more inches in length and added the 2nd waist band. Ladies, let me say this, not flattering at all. Don’t try it. I got the length I needed, but now I need to make sure I am wearing a long tee shirt with it…


Husband tried to take a few pictures but they were not-s0-good. Here is a fuzzy mirror picture that shows how nice it hangs,  you get the idea.  The fabric is oh-so-flowy and I love the prints all mixed up, this is my new favorite skirt!

I had tried to sew jersey with a regular zig zag stitch and was not so pleased. I don’t know what this stitch is called but it is magic! It worked great and will only cause me further delay in getting to learn the serger. Although this skirt does still need a hem, so if the serger mice would like to work on that tonight when I sleep I would be ever so grateful!




  1. Make me one!!!!!! How is the top? Is it elastic-y?

    Comment by Kathleen — April 23, 2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

    • yes, elastic, I will make you one if you come visit!

      Comment by perrymoffitt — April 23, 2012 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

    • I am religious about fsinihnig a quilt before I start another (hand quilting is excluded from this, naturally! But I only have one of those on the go at a time). I know that if I let it slip even once I’ll end up with 30 quilt tops in my closet, and no actual quilts.

      Comment by Javier — May 20, 2012 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  2. will you make me one if you come visit me?

    Comment by fran — May 28, 2012 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

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