I used Position 1 & 2 for the Pavlova Skirt to explore how drape and hem finishes can affect the shape of a finished circle skirt. Tonight, I’m shifting gears to take a look at using fabric and the circle to create different types of garments.
This is the Nice & Knit version of the Pavlova skirt- intended for casual wear. It is cut in a seamless circle from t-shirt weight organic cotton jersey, pintucked, and features a seashell pocket variation. Remember the tulle Pavlova with a knit waistband? It’s the same treatment.
We needed to take photos of this skirt, but lately it’s rain rain rain all the time. I don’t mind it, so we decided to go out into the rain with bare feet to show how Pavlova 3 rolls. She isn’t fussy, she can go to the park, the grocery store, beach-combing, playing in the rain and relaxing.
Why would I wear a knit circle skirt where some might wear leggings or yoga pants? Movement, the way the fabric swirls around as I walk and move.
I like that this skirt is cooler to wear than leggings or yoga pants, but every bit as comfortable. I know some might not think full skirts are suited to an active life, but I beg to differ.
In fact, I find the extra fabric helps keep me covered when I’m being unladylike.
Also, all that fabric is much more flattering to my body than leggings or yoga pants. Another way to say that might be “The Nice & Knit Pavlova Skirt leaves much more to the imagination than the average knit loungewear.”
Besides, it’s kind of nice with the pintucks and the chunky, mini, simplified pocket. You can see how I cut the skirt seamlessly, inserted the pintucks, and changed up the pocket here at sewingcake.com.
What do we have up next? Two rather fancy versions of Pavlova- two zipper insertion methods, applique, and some light drafting. You in?
I couldn’t get a nice shot of my lovely map today (raining, terrible gritty light), but more Pavlovas have cropped up across the US, Southern Australia and also as far as the northern United Kingdom! I wonder which ones will arrive in Canada first- the ones sent from Brisbane, or the ones from the US? That border is notoriously slow.
Back to you
Do you ever wear skirts for lounging or for physical activities? How does that work for you? How about mobility in a full skirt? And check it out- 51 peeps in the Pavlova Sewalong Group!