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Spiral Into Spring Skirt

Added Mar 21, 2010

by m1khaela

Brooklyn, New Yo...






Last week my last pair of second-trimester maternity pants gave up on my expanding third-trimester belly. But with the beautiful warm weather, I was NOT in a pants mood, so I reached for an easy tried-and-true (non-maternity) pattern, Kwik Sew 3513, to make a cute and comfy spring skirt. The whole skirt, including cutting, took maybe two hours or less. It is a “Kwik Serge” pattern and has just four seams, plus a hem. The yoke/waistband is literally a rectangle folded and stitched with a flared skirt, no elastic required. I made most of it on my serger and used a twin needle finish on my sewing machine (with Solvy water-soluble stabilizer to prevent waving/puckering) for the hem. I am in spiral skirt love! See my blog, Polka Dot Overload for more info!

Material Notes

A lovely soft and drapey poly lycra knit blend purchased at Sew-Fisticated Discount Fabrics in Dorchester, MA for $3/yard. I fell in instant love with the spiral print (very Tim Burton!) but decided it was only good for a skirt as I didn’t want those circles landing over the girls, if you know what I mean.

I didn’t even use two yards. So not counting the pattern cost (since I’ve used it before and plan to use again), this is a $5 skirt.




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Punk
Knits/Jersey, Polyester


Kwik Sew

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    Mar 21, 2010, 09.57 PMby shereesews

    This print is adorable….. and you are looking adorable too! Best wishes during this exciting time of life!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 02.14 PMby m1khaela

    12 weeks left to go… but it could be 10, or 14—babies don’t like to be punctual!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 07.57 AMby victors

    Looking fabulous during your pregnancy!!! this skirt is great! how long left now?

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