I cut this simple gathered skirt the other day, out of some cotton fabric I picked up at the Textile Museum sale in the spring. I’m not attached to the fabric at all, and it was quite inexpensive, so it was perfect for a random trial run! I want to perfect an everyday skirt pattern for myself so I can knock out some clothes for the spring and summer.
I did the side seams on the serger, and just hand-basted the elastic casing to see how it would feel. Not bad! There are quite a few things I’d like to try out on skirts – cutting out a separate waistband, using elastic thread for a smocked waist, adding pockets and a lining. There’s always more crafting to do!
The bottom of my skirt pattern piece was a little too big to cut the skirt straight, so I cut it on the cross grain – except of course, I didn’t notice that the little flower pattern actually does have a direction. Oops. Oh well! It’s a pretty light fabric so I might need to add either another layer of cotton or a lining fabric before I’d actually wear it. So…it’ll probably sit in one of my many workbaskets for awhile, while I think on it.
I was at the workroom yesterday, ogled some gorgeous silk/linen fabric (one day) and came away with a big pile of pretty vintage buttons. I really need to figure out some kind of display/storage solution for buttons, because a ziploc bag just isn’t very appealing.
Stay safe and warm, wherever you are!
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