Swinging my Way into a Capsule!

I recently started making Everything Your Mama Made & More (EYMM) clothes despite owning a few of the patterns for a while. When the opportunity came along to participate in the latest blog tour for their Capsule Skirt I jumped at it. Or at least my fingers did; They were all over the keyboard in their haste to see if EYMM would choose me to be part of their team. Yay! I made the grade, was sent the pattern and decided to have some fun with this sweet little skirt. I nearly wrote cute, which the skirt is, but at my age I’m beyond being called cute. I’m not going to rave about the designer, Kymy, or the patterns as I did that on my post about their Harem Pants. Scroll back through and have a good read, or just click on the link, eh! I must mention that EYMM give great coupon codes. There is one for the skirt (for all ages) at the bottom of this post.

Like the other patterns I’ve made the fit is true to form and the instructions are concise with visual pictures for help. I’m a fan of black and white line diagrams and the picture showing what the pattern pieces should look like when stuck together is invaluable. I like that the ladies’ sizes are split between XS – XL, and 1X – 5X on separate printer settings. It is an easy pattern to cut out and put together. It has several length and coverage settings, including a maternity one, and I decided to add the longer length on the back. Yes, I feel I have a big bum, but I didn’t need it for the extra coverage; I just like the swooping look of a high low hem.

I also must admit to not liking hemming knits, despite having my trusty Pellon knit hem tape to hand. As such, I added a bit of flirty lace. I feel it ties the fabric colours together and it makes me smile.

I initially used a white rib knit for the waistband but it didn’t have the stretchy recovery that yoga type waistbands need despite its lycra content, and I worried it would fall down. So I cut it off and, as Fagan would say, “… I think I’d better think it out again”. I’ve been struggling with these stretchy, good recovery fabrics and now own 6 different ones. The problem is that despite stretching the fabrics in the store, their stretchability changes after washing. I’ve now decided I am buying online from someone who knows what they are talking about. Perhaps I will have better luck?

You can’t see the waistband’s end result but I used a 20% lycra fabric and it seems to hold it all up nicely; no baring my knickers this time! I felt confident enough to have a bit of a swish for photos. Believe me, with a half circle skirt and a light knit fabric, it’s a great skirt to swing about in. I think that this skirt is a great one for those of us with hips. After all, a flick of the hips and the shay shaying begins! I plan taking it on holiday to the warmer weather soon; I just wish I had the time to make more before I go.

I’d planned sunny weather photos, but it was 1.5c today and snowing: the ski hill I live on had 8cm of fresh snow last night. No wonder I need some sun. With my next capsule skirts I’d like to add a bit of a petticoat underneath to give them fullness. Perhaps as a winter skirt? That gives me lots of time to make another few.

Thanks for reading! Have a good week now

Thank you to EYMM for giving me the pattern to make. I do appreciate that! 

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Make sure to check out all the other stops on the EYMM Capsule Skirt Tour. (Note: The links won’t be live until the day they’re scheduled, but feel free to click through and check out the other blog posts any time.)

Wednesday, April 6

Connected by a Thread, Sugarplum Cuties, The Wholesome Mama

Thursday, April 7

Sew Far North, Lulu & Celeste, Pattern Revolution

Friday, April 8

SewSophieLynn, Welcome to our Crazy World, EYMM

Saturday, April 9

handcrafted by RED, Pretty and Precious, Capture, Craft, and Cook

Sunday, April 10

create3.5, Sewing the Seasons, HattieLu Handmade

Monday, April 11

Creative Counselor, Rebel & Malice, Blessed x 5

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the pattern while it’s on sale! Use coupon code PERFECTSKIRT to save 25% on the Women’s Capsule Skirt, Girl’s Capsule Skirt, or Capsule Skirt Bundle until April 12 at 11:59pm PST.

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