My delightful sister gifted me the Megan Nielsen Cascade Skirt as a Valentines day/time off work present. She bought the paper pattern from Indie Stitches (because I keep harping on about them!). Valentines afternoon I went to Darn Cheap and found this floaty slippery soft pinkish fabric with blue 80's inspired splotches and lines. Perfect for the Cascade Skirt AND a contribution to Blue February.
I set to work tracing the pattern at social sewing which took all of ten minutes. There are only three pattern pieces! But, the skirt pieces are huge and took up a good 3m of fabric. I cut a medium with the extra long waist ties.
From cutting out the fabric to completing the skirt the project only took a couple of hours. But I spent a good hour or two in between figuring out how to use my rolled hem foot and procrastinating. The very kind Renee photographed and emailed me some instructions, what a gem! Using this special foot was such a time saver, but my fabric was pretty slippery and I need practice so my hem is far from perfect. Otherwise, the skirt was a breeze to put together. I made up the pattern as instructed.
I've been wanting to make this skirt for a while but it is quite different to my usual style (or lack there of). Not to mention the fabric is pretty out there. I was stoked when I realised that my skirt goes perfectly (imo) with my favorite brown strapy wedges. I will be entering this little skirt/shoe combo in the Project Sewn 'If the shoe fits' sew-along challenge.
I'll be sure to make this skirt again. Next time I'll modify the length to be shorter in the back for a less dramatic cape-like skirt. Okay, one more photo of the shoe-skirt combo.