Added Sep 10, 2010
My daughter wanted a skirt that came below her knees and was high waisted. She had seen something similar in a shop and sent me a picture. She needed something new to wear to church, meetings, and occasions that dictated something more than jeans but less than a little black dress. I drafted a pattern based on measurements she gave me. That required a leap of faith because she lives 808 miles (1,300 km) away and would not be available for any fittings. I achieved the close fit with two long darts in front, two in back, and shaped side seams. An invisible zipper in on one side. I used the same fabric to make the detachable bow.
I purchased the fabric years ago for another project that never got made. It seems to be some sort of polyester twill, though the exact fabric content is a mystery. It has a nice hand to it, sort of like a linen twill. I discovered quickly, however, that it frayed horribly. Before going further, I stabilized all the edges with Fray Check® and that made a huge difference.
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