Added Jan 6, 2012
This is a self designed skirt that for some reason I came up with during a caffeine binge… I’ve included the original sketch of the skirt.
With my curves and lack of height I can’t really work too many gathers, so I decided to try a way to incorporate them without adding extra bulk around the waist. I made a nice fitted waistband and yoke out of a light stretch cotton sateen, and then gathered the floral georgette below it. I did a slick looking rolled hem around the bottom, and lined it with bemberg lining.
I’m not 100% convinced that my attempt at making a flattering gathered skirt has worked, but i think that I’m on to something! If I were to make this again I would include less gathers and keep the majority of them at the front and back points of the yoke.
Try it for yourself!
If you’re thinking of making one of these for yourself, I highly recommend that you pick something lightweight for the gathers, and something medium weight with decent stability for the top. Ideally, silk would be excellent, just because it floats above the air, like gravity doesn’t apply anymore… How gorgeous would that be??
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