I keep going onto urban outfitters online these days to check out pattern inspirations (because many of the clothes seem like things I could actually make) and I keep running into gathered a-line skirts. So I thought I would have a go at it! I'm pretty proud of the result... it isn't perfect by any means, but its the first time I've ever modified a pattern as well as my first successful lining attempt. Basically I added 2 inches to the top of the skirt (for each pattern panel) and also drafted the "half-circle style"... yoke? facing? not sure of the term for skirts! I love gathered skirts... I made this one a bit shorter than what I usually go for but because its gathered I think I can get away with it. Plus it seems to be kind of forgiving in terms of hiding my mistakes! I wore it to work today and got compliments from my coworkers... but in the back of my mind I know that they know that I love to sew, and I *can't help but wonder* if they're just saying things to make me feel good because they can tell this was something I made! lol!! oh well, I like it anyways... on to the images!
Sorry for the blurry messy studio mirror shots! Oh, and as a bonus, this skirt was made from a shower curtain that I got for $1 at the amazing GBMC sale here in charm city.... and it was HALF OFF!!!
Thanks for looking!