The “Paisley Multi Tiered Maxi” Skirt
Fabric: Light Weight Cotton
Pattern: Simplicity It’s So Easy 2412
Notions: Thread & 1/2″ Elastic
Time to Complete: 8 Hours – Lots of Gathering
First worn: On the Beach
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $13.25 – $10 for Fabric, $3.25 for Notions
Ok, so this was the last thing I sewed up to take on vacation. I learned – planning ahead is a great challenge to coordinate fabric, pattern and themes. I’m glad Mena posted through August, I dropped down my ideas and then spent the weekend fabric shopping. The fun part was wearing some of the outfits back to the fabric store so the sales girls could see the finished garments. They were pretty excited to see and I also showed them the SewWeekly site. Which made shopping that much more fun because they couldn’t wait to help me find my next fabulous fabrics.
All right, back to the skirt. I found this Paisley Green fabric which hit two on trends for Spring/Summer and also seem to match the feeling of the pattern illustration. Sometimes those drawings help me envision my own version.This sucker took hours to gather, tier after tier. I made sure to do each row in sections because I worried about the threads breaking as I pulled. I’m wondering next time if I could use a gathering foot to speed up the process. The bulk of time was getting the gathering even all around to pin to the next section but my rolled hem foot made it a breeze to finish off the bottom on a curve. I really enjoyed the length of this skirt, it made for a very relax fit. It was in the high 90’s in NYC this week, so I wore this skirt to work so I could be OnTrend!