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full gathered skirt

Added Jan 13, 2013

by samsews

Canberra, Australia






Last week I converted my ‘plastic fantastic’ blue dress into this new, fun and versatile skirt. It was very easy, I just:
- cut off the bodice from the waist up;
- took what had been the bodice and folded and trimmed until I had a long, straight, rectangular piece to fold over and press into a wide waistband;
- unpicked the zip, sewed up the side seam;
- spun the whole thing around so the front became the back, and brought it up, taking about two inches off the length at the waist (but kept the original hemline);
- then basted in lots of randomly spaced gathers;
- unpicked the back seam;
- stitched on the waistband;
- and put in the zip. A hook and eye at the top and i was done:)

Material Notes

Works well in this slightly stiff (quite noisy!) marine blue taffeta




Garment Type

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    Jan 13, 2013, 09.40 AMby Mary Athey

    Great job and the skirts lovely x

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