I re-discovered skirts last summer. They are cute and easy to move around in – and often they are more flattering than shorts. I’ve seen so many wonderful cotton quilt fabrics that I wanted to wear that I decided to take the plunge and make one.
I bought this pattern at Creations Quilt Shop in Kerrville, TX last month. I wanted to make skirt A – but I didn’t have enough fabric (I never thought that would happen!) Skirt B requires less of the primary fabric and has a contrasting band of fabric at the hem. I didn’t have enough of a single contrast fabric either – so I thought like a quilter and used 4 different fabrics.
It took about 5 hours to make a lined (I added the lining, the pattern doesn’t call for it) skirt with a zipper. I had to call on skills that I last used 20 years ago and was reminded that a 5/8″ seam allowance is HUGE. The skirt is cute on and swishy which On The Street reporter Bill Cunningham identified as a new trend in a video I watched this morning.
Making this skirt was way more fun that I remember it being. If you’re interested in skirts, you might also enjoy Sew What! Skirts. It’s a good resource.