Modifying chic flowing skirt – doable?
I was thinking about the chic flowing skirt in this month’s Threads. I’m expecting, and I think the skirt could be easily extended into a dress or jumper. Instead of forming a yoke at the hip, I would cut a simple sleeveless bodice out of fusible webbing, then pleat and fuse the fabric onto that. I’d line the bodice and finish off the neck and sleeve openings with a bias binding. The pleats would be stitched down at the bodice, but flow over my stomach and hips.
Does this seem like a workable idea? Do you think the end product would be flattering, or would I look like a mama in a mumu?