– Catholic Modesty
My daughter does not like the long skirts (sigh) BUT— she did want me to make her some just below the knee for her recent travel trip this summer. HEY: IT’S A START!!! She wanted these skirts sewn without the bottom band, so, I added enough length to present just below the knee, as ordered!!!
She chose a pink and a brown fabric that were both on the clearance table (my favorite fabric$!) both are a polyester with stitched and a pressed creasing as the nap design. I don’t recommend a full attack ironing; just a light steam after a gentle cold water washing to keep the creases held in the fabric.
HOWEVER: they are see-through in the sun. “WHO CARES?” you ask, “Because, God does not want us to be suggestive, and we must always dress our best to prevent it.” MNEH!!!! Besides, linings block most/all of the “X-ray vision” provided by the sun, and it also causes the skirt to look and behave better, instead of hanging like a wet dishrag and clinging to your legs. (UNSIGHTLY!)
This pattern did not call for lining (most today don’t – not a care for modesty or polish) BUT I DO!!! I added it – you can do it, too, without worrying the pattern did not call for it.
Well, here’s the pink:
inside lining with served seams & hand-made thread chains to keep lining secured:
Style, modesty, AND good behavior!!!
The brown one is identical, so I did not post. No big whoop.
Well, don’t forget the lining, and as always,
“Happy Modest Sewing & Crafting!!!”