This is the first thing I've crafted in a while, let alone sewn! I haven't sewn in well over a year, and that was with a pattern (AND I had to modify it several times before I was happy with it!) I am soooo not a seamstress - I think I'll stick with crochet and spinning, thank you
Regardless, I want to make more of these!
I drafted the pattern from an existing skirt but since I didn't have any closures, I added an extra panel (11 total panels) and then added some elastic to the back of it.
Here it is!
Standing still. Its actually a really flared skirt. I tried to get a still of me spinning in it, but taking pictures of myself means the motion setting on the camera wasn't too functional. haha
Being held out. You can see the ginkgo leaves I machine stitched on there better.
The ginkgo leaves! I drew them out with chalk first and then just stitched onto what I drew.
The waistband. Let me tell you, its crazy hard to get a picture of that without taking the skirt off. I just stitched randomly onto the waistband in crazy, curvy patterns. Originally i was going to do that on the skirt, as well, but decided I liked it best simple with the leaves. I still might add a branch to the leaves but I'm undecdided.
I didn't hem the edge and I dont have a serger, so I used a zigzag stitch on the edge to keep it held together.
I'm super proud of it! I wore it out today and got a couple compliments on it (as well as on an owl changepurse I got from crafty_dame a while back. People thought my outfit was very "naturey"! haha)