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Mixed pattern knit skirt–Four Corner fabrics.

I’m such a lucky duck! Today I get to participate in Simple Simon and Co’s Four Corners Fabric tour! (I’m actually just a lucky duck for knowing Simple Simon and Co! Love those two girls! and can you believe they designed this Amazing Fabric!? 72dpi_FourCorners I’ve been wanting to make this Mixed print skirt for a while…this girl at church showed up wearing a skirt that had a different front panel than the back…and it was so freakin cute! The hard part was It takes me forever to pick fabric–It’s so hard to mix and match..something that isn’t totally matchy matchy–but still goes together! And the four corners fabric is PERFECT! Everything goes with everything! All the colors are amazing. The patterns are big and small and there are circles, arrows, geometric! basically perfection in a fabric. If only simple simon could design a man (wink) mixed pattern knit skirt four corners fabric

I chose the grays–but they have an awesome black and multi color in knit! simple simon and co fabric I have a knit skirt (thank you old navy) that I love and fits perfect…so I use it as my pattern…Just cut around leaving seam allowance (and be aware of the patterns!) how to make a knit pencil skirt Or you can use Simple Simon and co’s method…Head HERE- if you don’t have a pencil skirt you love already!

I took a strip of fabric and wrapped it around myself pulling tight and pinning (I don’t like using elastic….so by pulling it really tight it will act as a waistband and keep your skirt up.) waistband on a knit skirt So you have a back panel, front panel and waistband…(I hemmed and hawed for 3 days at this point on which dang pattern I wanted on my Derriere.  two sided pencil skirt When sewing with knit…these Stretch needles for you sewing machine are MAGIC!!!
special needle for sewing with knit

sewed up the sides. sew up sides

sewed up a hem. hem

 

and attached waistband. The Waistband is smaller than the skirt so I measure it out into fourths and pin front/back and sides. attach top part of skirt And as I sew, I pull the waistband so they are both taut and sew. how to sew a waistband on skirt

I love it (mostly cause of the fabric) but even husband LOVES it! (and that is saying something!)

diy pattern mixing double sided skirt front and back view of pencil skirt back panel of a skirt waistband

Funny behind the scenes: I loved the colors of this tree–But it was on a busy busy street. So what you don’t see is me standing there be all posing while 100 cars go by–#awkward. 
perfect knit skirt And then I thought…this fabric would be totalllllly fun as leggings….(I cut up a holy pair of my daughter’s leggings for this pattern. I’ve made her about 10 using it. So even if you bought cheap leggings at walmart just to cut up and use as a pattern it will be well worth it! mixed print legging a girl and a glue gun

 

p.s. I’ve always considered myself Sugar Bee’s Crafting twin…We are very similar in style and we both like fast, easy, colorful and cheap.

and three days ago she posted this… Same fabric and everything. too funny!

four-corners-skirt BUT I also wanted to show you a couple other amazing things made with the four corner fabric line:

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.