schmeebot has received her Pacific Moons, so it's safe to reveal the "surprise" entry in the collection! It's challenging to find good PacMoon fabric: schmee wears these skirts hiking on windy Southern California hillsides (Or are they mountainsides? Living in Houston I would hardly know the difference!) Anyhow, we all know that wind + skirt = danger, so heavier materials are best. Ikea always delivers, but it's nice to have other options.
Hancock's had a 50 percent off sale on this super-bright-and-cheerful twill. I spotted it, got excited ... and realized it wasn't quite beefy enough. Bummer. But I didn't want to give it up, and decided it was time to try a double-layered skirt.
This first attempt is orange with pink inside. Yep, the pockets are nice and deep: schmee puts water bottles and such into them while hiking. The cotton twill layers "grab" each other well, and behave as one. I cut them separately, but otherwise treated them the same as I would have a single layer. I didn't double the pockets and waistband, and I think that worked. If it washes and wears well, expect to see more fun color combos in the near future!
The yoke facing was some leftover fabric from Emery #4. Which I guess I still need to post ... soon! I had to cut pieces sideways and upside down to get them to fit, but I did manage to get a deer with a bird on his butt on the back yoke. Sometimes it's the little things.