This was the first time I had made anything with a knit. It was a silver metallic knit at that. I bought the fabric a while ago from Fabric.com. The pattern is made specifically for the use of a serger.
The skirt was made from fabric I bought at Walmart that I fell in love with. My daughter loves grays, black and white. This fabric is made for making an instant-skirt. That means the top edge of the fabric was already gathered with elastic and finished off. The hem was also already finished with a narrow serged edge. So, all I had to do was pin it on her and cut it in a slender shape which is what she wanted so the waist wouldn't stick out so much under the top. I serged the one seam and voila, it's done. The fabric is very shiny with a soft-velour type feel to it so it fit the bill for a holiday skirt.
So, how would you sum up the year 2011 for your own sewing projects? I think this year is the most I have ever done for on-my-own sewing. I'm trying to keep a sewing rhythm going so I don't forget skills I'm picking up along the way. Happy New Year to you!