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Grades of Blue Skirt

Sketch of the skirt.
Close-up of the three fabrics I chose for the skirt.
Pattern pieces I created for the skirt.
Skirt in progress.
The skirt is finished and ready for its debut!
Sketch of the skirt.

Sketch of the 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
KatyCornell KatyCornell, member
Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 in sewing, design, fabric, Patterns, reader's closet, skirt, stripes, sheer, A-line

Comments (1)

Melaniemac Melaniemac writes: Great idea and very pretty little skirt! It would look amazing with a little jacket or blouse out of the patterned sheer fabric.
Posted: 5:46 am on July 16th

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