This is the second skirt i designed.Image It has a lapped zip and sits on the waist. The challenge with this is that any band on the waist needs to be straight and i had desigend a curvy line. To make it work i put a curve on the top of the waist band and then added a curvy yoke line in the skirt. I also omitted side seams in the yoke to help it look like one big waistband. No side seams made some of the yoke on the bias and harder to sew together.  

All from secondhand fabric!Image

What i learned from this project: Rayon shrinks! I do the final pressing and it hangs all funny, looking distorted because the colourful parts had shrunken up from the hot iron 😦 Thankfullly my teacher helped me stretch it back into shape while pressing it again.

To measure the pleats and pin them in place on the ironing board while you press them.

Poyester is bouncy to sew and doesn’t crease nicely into place like cotton.

The top of the skirt has wrinkles/bubbles because there is a tiny bit too much fabric in the skirt because i didn’t take enough seam allowance =\ grr


About cornstalk
Corn. Singer. Nurse. Lover of music. Pursuing God (trying...). Secluded. Pianist. Wannabe gypsy. Silly.

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