Yesterday I created a wish list, and right at the top of it, is the Osaka wrap skirt from the new Seamwork magazine! So today I gathered some suitable fabric from my stash and got started. I’m not making a muslin as the shape is really simple so i’m going to fit as I sew – I’ve left out the darts for now, but will add them before I sew the 2 pieces together.
The first fabric I chose was this gorgeous black and white poly/viscose blend coating. It’s already been a skirt but I’ve only worn it once as it didn’t fit too well, so I can use that plus about 0.7 m which was left.
FOr the reverse I had 2 small pieces of 100% wool. one 30cm and one 40cm.
This was going to be a tight squeeze!
I ended up with a scant 1/8 inch seam allowance in places!
I sewed the grey and yellow first:
It was a dream to sew. Check out the pattern matching and topstitching – and so little fabric I hear you say!
Disaster struck when I sewed the black and white:
I’d spent ages making sure that this side was going to be a mirror image of the grey/yellow side. I even unpicked my first seam as I thought I’d gotten it wrong.
But NO!! I’d unpicked it, but it was right and I proceeded to sew it all the wrong way complete with perfect topstitching!
So what now?? I really can’t bring myself to totally unpick the black and white! Should I just go shopping or have a rummage in my stash and make 2 more pieces and then have 2 reversible skirts?!