This is a black and white checked gingham cotton fabric, with a little stretch. It has lovely thread swirls throughout and sewn on silver sequins in the flowers (my favorite!) What's nice about this fabric is that it is a medium thickness and doesn't require a slip. However, because the fabric is a little rough (it feels like a broadcloth), I may want to line it anyway. Also, I generally like to line fabric with sequins because the sequins are little itchy.
|Pretty sequins are sewn in the flowers|
I could make an a-line skirt...that would be so pretty and summery with a white blouse. I will use a pattern that I don't have to cut into too many pieces and disturb the fabric pattern.
I'm going to use Simplicity 7377--I'm well acquainted with this pattern and it's easy to make. I like option "C", and think it will look cute with the belt. The facing waistband is comfortable too. You'll see my progress over the next week!