I know which side of the fabric is the right side, but what if I like the wrong side too? That makes it an unintentionally reversible fabric, right?
This fabric is a delightful Italian linen from a high end English menswear line. I was lucky enough to visit Ditto fabrics in Brighton in the UK last year, and this is one of my souvenirs. The right side is the classic navy and white plaid. The reverse has a beautiful bronze coating.
So, what to do?
I did what any sensible sewist would do. I squeezed two garments out of my fabric length.
And made one of them reversible. (I think that means I made three garments…)
The main garment hasn’t even been photographed yet. The squeezed-out-of-the-remnant-and-made-reversible simple pencil skirt? That’s today’s story!
The hem is fringed.
I zigzigged and then pulled out threads
The waist was finished on the brown side with grosgrain.
I turned under the seam allowance at the waist and topstitched the ribbon on. Hardly noticeable on the ‘right’ side.
The darts were top stitched down too.
The zip was exposed on the navy side
And even a more ‘exposed’ on the brown side
I ran the grosgrain ribbon down the seam underneath the zip, to cover the seam allowance.
Looks like that ribbon goes all the way from top to bottom, doesn’t it?!
The other seam got flat fell treatment
and a bias strip covered slit at the hem.
I love this skirt!