Finally I am getting around to posting here. I love all the reconstructed clothing. Anyway, I did the tiered gypsy skirt sew along and this is what I came up with.
I have been wanting to make my skirt since June, but as normal I procrastinated because it was a bit overwhelming as I did not know how. Finally, I got a plan and did it. I originally wanted to make it to go with the shirt that I got for $1 at a thrift store in Florida. So finally: I took two old skirts and some fabric that had been stored around here for a long time; before shot
Here is the finished skirt hanging on a hanger
detail of the rick rack near bottom
detail of the ruffle
Here is my daughter wearing the outfit
close up of the skirt on
and posing just for fun
view from the back
Something really cool about the skirt is that the old skirt that I used for the yoke was lined, so I kept the lining attached and worked around it, so it doesn't need a slip. She wore the outfit to school today and sported it quite nicely. I am proud of it. Also, I think I have enough parts and material to make another one similar. Maybe now that I know what I am doing it won't take so long. I could have made each of the tiers bigger around but I was afraid if I got it too big she would not like it, or think that it made her look fat. So it worked out.
The shirt, I made a home made biased tape out of some matching material from the skirt, sewed it around the neck right below the neck ribbing, cut the neck ribbing off near the seam and then folded the biased tape over and hand stitched it down.
Then I wanted to shorten the sleeves but wanted to keep the detail around the bottom of the sleeve, so I just folded it up and sewed it down like that, kind of had to gather the sleeve under the arm.
Then I added a woven belt and bloused it to make it shorter and more fitted and to not hide the yoke of the skirt
and voila, an interesting outfit to say the least.
!modified! My daughter decided that she needed a gypsy headband to go with this outfit so she made one. She said that the pattern was after the one that Pirate Jack Sparrow wears on Pirates of the Carribean