I love this fun summer cotton print! Unfortunately I only have 1-1/4 yards (45" wide) so I'm a bit limited on what I can do with it. I originally purchased the remnant with the intent of sewing a summer apron. But now I'm leaning towards a skirt. Yea, yea, yea, it may be a bit juvenile but oh gosh it would be fun to wear this as a skirt with a t-shirt and red sandals.
The fabric is 100% cotton with an off-white background and big red polka dots and ladybugs. Both the polka dots and ladybugs have a diameter of 5". It will need a lining or an inner-lining also as its too sheer to wear as is. Probably a cotton batiste.
I thought of sewing the skirt from Kwik-Sew 3337.
This skirt is shown on the cover of volume 4 of sew simple magazine (spring issue). Inside the magazine is a three page spread on creative variations using the skirt pattern, as well as a special offer to purchase the pattern for only $3.99.
Do you think this fabric would work with this skirt pattern or would it break up the print too much? I did a quick sketch of the skirt with the fabric. I thought I could do the two center front and center back panels with the ladybug fabric and the side panels and bottom band with a red cotton. Maybe cut out a ladybug or two and applique them along the bottom band.
I'm open to ideas and opinions. So what do you think? Would it work? Or do one of you ultra creative souls have some other suggestions for me?