Flashback Fabric find

This fabulous jersey a great find.

This fabulous jersey a great find.

On a recent trip to Melbourne with my husband I found a fabulous fabric store called Flashback fabrics and furnishings. The store is small but really interesting with an eclectic mix of

of great fabrics in limited quantities.

Lots to work with

Lots to work with

 

I found this fabulous blue and black jersey so purchased enough to make leg ins for winter as it is quite thick. I discovered when drafting up my pattern that I had enough to make a skirt as well as pants as long as I used thick elastic for the waist so I didn’t need to sacrifice length.

Skirt plan with elastic for waist

Skirt plan with elastic for waist

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Skirt front view

Skirt front view      

I had to thread elastic through the hem of the skirt as I think the age of the fabric is such that the jersey does not really spring back into shape so this way my skirt stays relatively straight.

Elastic threaded into the hem

Elastic threaded into the hem

Skirt Back view

Skirt Back view

I have  lined the skirt with a lovely soft black stretch , as the main fabric is quite coarse . The pants were self drafted as well from a pair of favorite pants although I miscalculated on the waist length so instead of folding over for the elastic I attached the casing so they sat on my waist I prefer a higher waist in leggings.

Pants

Pants

Flashback.jpg pant

Back View pant

Back View pant

These are fun and comfortable although I don’t think they will be terribly forgiving I LOVE the colour.

 

Happy Sewing

Sue 🙂

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About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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