It was a very good sewing day for me. I decided to sew a TNT pattern. I made either some very long shorts or short capris, I can't decide which. What I did was use my jeans pattern and fold up the leg. I'm not sure the leg length works, but I've got something pink to wear with sandals this summer. Now I need to make some tops to wear with them.
I also made a new knit skirt. It's from New Look 6875, a knit wardrobe and I think it's one of their new patterns. I'm going to wait until I have a nicer top to wear with the skirt. This one has been folded up in the bottom drawer all winter and I just pulled it out. It's seen better days and needs to be replaced.
I didn't have enough of this fabric which I've had in my stash a long time because it wasn't enough to make anything. However, with some careful laying out of the pattern pieces and completely ignoring the pocket grain line and by adding a center front seam, I got it to fit.
The center front seam disappears in the print, luckily. However, I didn't hem the skirt yet and I don't think I will. I know the knit won't fray, so I'll just leave it alone. I'm afraid it'll get too short if I hem it. From the back it looks to be the perfect length. I've got the typical skinny legs of the apple shaped woman so why not show them off?
Oh, and I will definitely NOT be tucking my shirt in. I did it here so you can see how good it fit with minimal alterations, and no muslin either. I know how much to add to the top of the waist in the back and how much I need to remove in the front to get the skirt to hang correctly so I didn't bother with one.