Grades of Blue Skirt
I was inspired by a blog post on SewingLikeMad.blogspot.com. The post is for a wide-waistband half-circle color block skirt. I decided to modify the pattern to an a-line design and to create a mono-chromatic skirt which utilizes two sheer fabrics rather than color blocking wavy stripes.
The pattern pieces were created by measuring my waist where I wanted the skirt to start and determining the length I wanted the skirt to be. From these measurements I created an a-line skirt pattern without seam or hem allowances. Then I cut it to create curved stripes. Finally I added hem and seam allowances to these pieces.
The waistband is re-inforced with fusable interfacing and I inserted an invisible zipper and hook and eye closure in the side seam. Because the chiffon and floral sheer are such delicate fabrics, I hand roll-hemmed the skirt.
Pattern or design used: Inspired by a blog post by Sewing Like Mad on how to draft a custom fit skirt pattern
Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 in sewing, design, fabric, patterns, reader's closet, skirt, stripes, sheer, A-line
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