The “Purple Party Time” Skirt | Sarah Gabbart
Pattern: None – I just winged it.
Year: c. 2011
Notions: zipper from stash
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: December 2011
Wear again? To a party!
Total Cost: $20
Purple is my mom's favorite color. It's the hue of a notorious people eater and the color of royalty. Purple is awesome. So where is all the awesome purple fabrics?!? I searched high and low for a great fabric to make my purple skirt out of, but alas – none was to be found!
It took two trips to two different Jo Anns to find the ombre fabric you see before you – and I'm still a little iffy on it…
Anywho, the skirt is something that I decided to wing – I simply cut a band from the fabric and gathered the rest at the selvedges (it has a bubble hem!), then attached together and threw on a zipper! That's it! The whole project took me about 2 hours because I took one who hour to get my serger in working order. After that it was a breeze!
Now that's it together, I like it – for parties! Even the ones at home – this skirt is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails with the hubby in our kitchen!