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A Comfy and Casual Axel Skirt

A Comfy and Casual Axel Skirt

In case you can't tell, knits are a wardrobe staple for me. Actually, I've recently found myself in a huge "knit kick", so to speak, and have a lot of knit garments to show for it. 

I'm trying to get back into sewing wovens, though, because I do miss some of the simplicity of sewing them (read: a lot easier to press) and I have some suitable patterns on my sewing table, ready to be cut. 

It does take a little coaxing for me to step away from knits, I must admit. They're quick, easy to sew, and are uber comfortable. So is Megan Nielsen's Axel skirt.

This comfy and casual sweatshirt fabric was in my stash for quite some time before it was made into an Axel. After discovering the pattern (and making a Version 3 of the pattern), I knew that it would be perfect for a Version 2 with the hip sashes.

The skirt came together in less than two hours which is always a plus for me with my busy schedule. It's hard to fit in sewing time, sometimes! 

The hip sashes, especially, are an interesting feature. They make a basic skirt look not-so-basic. When made up in a sweatshirt fabric, they have a sort of "athleisure" vibe and while that's not typically a look I go for, I still see this skirt becoming a regular in my wardrobe. 

Are there any knit garments that are on your wish list?

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Sewing Special Valen-Ties

Sewing Special Valen-Ties