High Waisted Corset Skirt

Added Jan 3, 2011

by lizzi574

Sydney, Australia

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Description

Based on BWOF 01/09 112 I made this skirt during winter but couldn’t take pictures until I found my camera during the holiday cleanup. This skirt has an awesome shape and sits really nicely when worn. I love the 8 piece waistband however I felt that it needed a little more support than the facings included in the pattern offered so I interfaced the fashion fabric and created a waistband lining out of a stiff cotton fabric which I also interfaced and then applied boning to the lining at each of the seams on the waistband. I also removed about an inch from each side at the centre back and tapered to nothing at the join of the skirt and the waistband. I find the that light boning adds so much more support and comfort.

Material Notes

I used a stretch polyester blend with a raised webbing pattern across the surface from Tessuti Fabrics. The fabric is quite thick and has a lot of stretch. If I made this skirt again I would use a fabric without any stretch as it required extra interfacing to get the waistband to work without stretching out of shape at the top.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Polyester, Wool

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    Jan 3, 2011, 10.57 AMby joost52

    This looks like a really nice skirt to me. I think you did a great job!

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      Jan 3, 2011, 11.40 AMby lizzi574

      Thanks for the nice comment!

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