The “forget the gold and sequins darling” skirt
I have always been a fashionista.
I’m a child of the 80’s and it’s called for Gold. Check! Sequins. Check. Big Hair. Check. Puff sleeves Check.Jelly shoes Check. oh I better stop before you run horrified. I did choose my outfits. Always had. I can blame mom only on the side ponytails and the unruly hair styles.
My grandma used to say that you can only wear a decade once and she was a very chic woman indeed, so true to her advice I decided that my inspiration would not turn out like a bad 80’s version. I’m really inspired of the lovely cute clothes some of you wore in the childhood and I have interpreted to what would have been cool translation to take part in the challenge. The important thing here is that we make something that we really want to wear isn’t it?. And paper bag skirts are very popular for girls.
Fabric: I bought this at Goldhack road to make muslins/toiles. £2.5 a metre. A Bargain!
Pattern particulars:I based my pattern on a RTW designer skirt from Betty Jackson .The skirt has 2 front panels and one back panel. If I increase the height I could just turn in to make the casing, eliminating the need for facing. Its pretty easy to sew.
You can see my drafting process and construction
Notions: Thick grosgrain from my stash. I think I would sew a thiner grosgrain for the next version.
Time to complete: 2 Hours Drafting +1 hour sewing (day 01) +30 min ( day 02) = 3h30m in total
What skills did you use?: Adding an elastic on waist. Try to use blind hem without success.
First worn: April 2012
Wear again? Yes.I will be making so many of theses.
Conclusion: The whole process was really fun and I felt really proud of myself for figuring out the pattern. It may be my skirt of choice for the year.