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.
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!
Great idea and very pretty little skirt! It would look amazing with a little jacket or blouse out of the patterned sheer fabric.