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Waistband for knitted skirt

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Knitted skirt with sewn jersey waistband

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Cotton jersey and polyester thread for the waistband. Louisa Harding Kashmir DK yarn: 55% Merino 35% Microfiber 10% Cashmere Elann Luna DK yarn: 55% Rayon 45% Cotton

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Ooh, that's creative. Love it.

11/20/2012 Flag

Thanks! The waistband is a great idea--not my idea, but I'll likely use it for more than one thing. Easy and cheap to sew my own waistband, and faster than knitting one!

11/23/2012 Flag

Very cool! Is he pattern for the skirt "Lanesplitter"? Did you have any difficulty with your knitting getting caught on your sewing machine?

11/20/2012 Flag

It's similar to Lanesplitter but it's actually called Swirl Skirt, I think, from Interweave Knits. The main difference is the short-row flouncies at the bottom. I was nervous about using the sewing machine on it but no, no problem! I sewed it with the knitted fabric on top, like top stitching, while I pulled the jersey waistband toward me section by section. I made the waistband pretty snug because the weight of the skirt tugs down on it.

11/20/2012 Flag

Your skirt looks awesome! I've made 2 lanesplitter skirts... if I make another, I am SO doing this. Thanks for the great idea!

11/20/2012 Flag

Let's thank Candace! I was thrilled to find her how-to video. Lanesplitter is also in my queue. :)

11/20/2012 Flag

I'm also a knitter. Great use of two related skills! Your skirt is beautiful!

11/23/2012 Flag

Thank you! I'm pleased with how it turned out. Quite comfortable, and it hangs nicely, with a nice drape and bias.

11/23/2012 Flag