I’ve had a pattern drafted for this skirt for some time. It’s sort of modeled after a thrifted skirt I scored and refashioned a while back. I like sewing things that don’t require buttons or zippers, so when I took a look at the construction of that skirt, I thought it’d be perfect for duplicating.
I’ve had this floral print rayon in my stash for some time. I bought it at Yellow Bird Fabrics in Salt Lake (they have the best fashion fabric I’ve seen in Utah). I think it was something in the range of $8 a yard. The fabric is light-weight and very drapey with a bounce like a linen. It was incredibly easy to work with and the print is perfect for fall, winter or spring!
I used quite a bit of yardage in the back for a flowy look while walking, and this fabric flows so beautifully. Chris says it’s a great twirly skirt. Maybe that’s because I came running into the bedroom at midnight screaming at him to look at my skirt while I spun around the room a million times. I like to do that when I finish a project.
Can you see the pleats in the front? They’re a nice, albeit subtle detail to the front.
I really like my new skirt. I’m thinking I’ll be digitizing the pattern, it would work well for sizes small through large, because of the free elastic waist in the back. I’ll let you know if I get around to it. Oh, and this skirt took me just over 2 hours to make. And that’s with some really fancy rolled hem finishings. I’d say that was a win.
*I really don’t wear these shoes every day. Just almost everyday.