Flower skirt- more mistakes!!!

Added Nov 16, 2011

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

The problem: I used a pattern for a simple elasticated, A line skirt, but for this very sheer fabric it was not really suitable. I reinforced the waistband with fusible facing, which made the skirt ride up over the waistband when I tried it on.
The solution: I removed the elastic and decided I would sew in some darts around the top, I made the skirt fit my waist, which meant I had to cut an opening and add a placket which is then closed with a small piece of velcro. The inner waistband is lined in plain cotton voile.To finish, I added a wide band which is fixed to the waistband with some stitching and tied in a bow off-centre.
Conclusion: Very happy, now it looks pretty :)

Material Notes

Very sheer, cotton lawn in a retro fifties rose print, fine polyester thread, fusible interfacing, velcro.
The style is more suited to thicker fabrics as listed below.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Taffeta

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