The “An Apple a Day” Skirt
I knew that I wanted to make a skirt using my Ceil Chapman pattern as soon as I finished the gown.
Originally, I pictured a lightweight wool for the winter months, paired with a couple of petticoats for an extra layer of warmth. Well, other things came up, I never found the perfect wool, and the seasons changed.
So when this challenge came along, I decided to bend the rules a bit (this is not a true circle skirt – it is actually more than a circle!) and find a novelty print that did not cost too much because the darn thing takes more than 4 yards of fabric.
In fact, take away the bodice, and the most challenging thing about the pattern is finding enough space to layout and cut that super huge piece.
I wanted a bit of contrast with the crazy print, so I added red gingham. Apples and gingham – now I am ready for a picnic! A picnic with twirling!
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: “Fruit Punch Apples” cotton; Cotton Gingham from Stash
⁃ Pattern: Spadea 1149
⁃ Year: 1950s
⁃ Notions: Zipper, Seam Binding, Hook & Eyes, Boning (for waistband)
⁃ Time to complete:
⁃ First worn: April 20, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes siree!
⁃ Total price: ~ $25.00