I am very lucky to have wonderful friends, and this post is about one of them. My friend Shalese went to Kenya this summer and kindly offered to buy some fabric for me, since she was going to buy some fabric for herself. When she came back, she arrived with a bag FULL of fabrics, and they were all amazing. She told me to just pick some yardage of all my favorites, and I chose three, including this beautiful blue and black and gold ikat print on wax cotton.
I went back and forth on what pattern I wanted to use with it, and ended up settling on the McCalls 7022. I wanted the pattern to be something simple and that would really show off the amazing fabric, because the fabric was what this was all about. This pattern felt like a great choice because it’s simple and really displays the print, but it still has enough details to keep it interesting. Also, this print felt like it would fit like a glove in this mod, Megan-Draper-Like style of skirt. Of course Megan would wear this MUCH shorter than I do, butI also lead a very different life than she (fictionally) does.
It was my first time sewing this pattern and it was easy, but with enough challenge to make it interesting. I added lining, which I self drafted because the pattern did not include instructions for lining, but this fabric was a bit transparent. I really love it, and I don’t think those photos do it justice, but it’s pretty awesome. I got plenty of compliments the two times I wore it (work day, and then later on a Saturday hanging out with friends and running errands).