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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tiered Skirt for Mama


A few weeks back I mentioned that I was working on a skirt for myself.  Well, I worked on it, I finished it, I wore it, but I failed to photograph it.

So here are a few shots of the skirt, but unfortunately I don't have any of me modeling the skirt.  I quite like it, and it is very comfortable to wear.

I found this sheer, crimped, fabric for $1/yard.  I'm not sure what the exact material is, but it was fun to work with.


The skirt itself is three layers: a lining, a long layer, and a shorter layer (about four inch difference).  I rolled the hems on each layer, which worked well for the sheer material, but not for my lining.  I had hoped to shir the waistband of the skirt, but unfortunately the three layers of fabric were too much for the elastic thread.  I ended up with four bands of stitching, but no gather.  I ended up sewing in some 1/4 inch elastic along each of the shir lines on the back of the skirt.  It keeps the skirt on my hips, but adds a bit of bulk to my backside, which I guess isn't all bad.

It was a really quick project, and I'm rather pleased with my new skirt.  I'll try to get a shot of it the next time I wear it.


Did you miss the post on sewing and serging rolled hems?  You can find it here.

6 comments:

Leigh the sewing diva said...

that looks lovely, a nice way to add something different while keeping with plain black.
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montanachic said...

I love simple projects that look good, then throw that it is cheap on top of it all and it is the perfect project!

Emily said...

Pretty! Love the layers on top. :)

Seamingly Smitten said...

i can't believe that was $1 a yard. It looks so dressy! Link it up at my weekly linky party
www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
Jenny

Lu said...

I love finding cheap fabric to turn into something fabulous! Classy skirt.

Emily and Brandon Hansen said...

Hahaha.. A little more on the backside could never hurt you! Looks so good, you talented fancy lady!