This review was originally featured in Threads #166 (April/May 2013).
These skirts stray from the ordinary. One view has three horizontal bands and a narrow waistband, another features ruched hip panels and a wider waistband, and the third has a ruched band at the hemline. The first two designs have the option to be finished with an exposed separating zipper at center back. All seams line up, and the detailed instructions, written with the beginner in mind, include definitions of key sewing terms. Although the illustrations are labeled right and wrong side, different shades would have helped to differentiate them. The skirt shown was sewn in a striped cotton with silk dupioni ruched panels. Suitable fabrics include silk shantung, damask, linen, crepe back satin, or cotton.
(Sized XXS-XL [0-20] for hips 29-44 in.)
Style Tip: For a more subtle contrast, use a single fabric’s wrong and right sides.
-Tested by Michele Kwiatkowski, Danbury, Connecticut
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Style tip: For a more subtle contrast, use a single fabric's wrong and right sides.