Added Jan 8, 2010
This skirt is TOTALLY not what I planned it to be!
I made it a couple of weeks ago and my addled brain can’t even recall the original concept at this point ;o)
Having said that, I do like the final result!
Which, for sanity’s sake, is all that really matters.
It’s made from cotton poplin, in "cranberry" which is actually burgundy (imho). It’s basically a wide-ish rectangle, finished on the inside with french seams with a double fold hem* at the bottom and a traditional hem at the top to hide the unfinished edge.
I said all of that to say, the inside is very neat and professional looking, lol
I was still enamored with my automatic buttonhole capabilities when working on this, so instead of just tying the belt around the artfully folded skirt, I put pairs of button holes in the back and at each side.
The excess fabric can be pleated, shaped into a faux wrap or bunched like a traditional paper bag skirt.
Using another $1.95 a yard fabric I have added another versatile item to my wardrobe!
*I cannot think of a good (succent) way to explain what I mean.
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