Leopard print Named Shadi Knit skirt

You can tell I’m on school holidays! Today I’ve made myself a super quick skirt! It’s another Named Shadi Knit skirt which I’ve made several times before (see here, here & here).

I’ve spoken about how much I love this pattern before so I won’t repeat myself! It’s super quick and easy to make. Again, I used my pattern piece which I’ve graded from a 12 at the waist to a 10 at the hip. No other alterations. I used a slightly narrower piece of elastic. It was 32mm but instructions say 40mm. I did this because it stops the elastic from getting stuck when I’m inserting into the waistband but due to the fabric, the narrower elastic might shift around. We’ll see how it goes.

named animal skirt sewing

The fabric was this stretch knit jacquard from Stoff & Stil. They have a good selection of knit stretch jacquards so I may buy some more soon to add to my collection of these skirts. I was actually inspired to make this version after examining a similar skirt I bought from Tesco’s and I realised it was a stretch jacquard. I love leopard print as well!

My only criticism of this fabric is that it rolls at the edge really easily. I don’t have an overlocker so I finish my seams either with pinking shears or zig zag stitch. For this I used pinking shears on most edges except the hem which I sewed with a zig zag stitch but so it finished it whilst hemming if that makes sense! Overlockers would probably work better!

Again, I just used a ballpoint needle and zig zag stitch on a regular machine! I think next time I make this skirt, I will time myself because I think it could be made within an hour! It’s that quick and simple!

named animal skirt

Also, sorry for the lack of photos. It was a speedy impulse make!

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