Added Aug 29, 2013
For this skirt I used a wine-colored, double knit crepe material of some assorted mix; it has lots of stretch and is quite drapey. I cut out the pattern and started stitching up this easy pattern. But when I tried it on it looked just awful!
Instead of having lovely, full pleats/gathers at the front of the skirt I had tiny ones that resulted in me looking quite pregnant no matter how I distributed the gathers. I quickly realized that I had made a poor fabric choice for this skirt; I bought a drapey fabric when I should have picked out a stiffer, non-drapey material that would hold the gathers away from my body instead of clinging to look like a little mama belly.
I ended up completely removing the gathers and I made three tucks of descending depth on either skirt of the skirt front. The first tuck nearest the center front was 3/4″ the middle tick was 1/2″ and the one tuck closest to my hip was 3/8″. I also changed the waistband of the skirt from a simple 1″ high rectangular waistband piece to a 2″ high contoured waistband (curves in at the side seams with my waist).
For more details and Images hop on over to my blog: http://zilredloh.com/2012/02/14/my-labor-of-love-skirt/
double-knit crepe, tatting motifs for hem detail.
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