Gathers, box pleats and full skirts make me happy 🙂 They are slim through my waist and full around my lower half. It’s a little retro without being comically retro. Plus, they are awesome for border prints.
I purchased this material at PR Weekend Philly. Right in the middle of my fabric fast. I rarely post fabric purchases and their prices.
But, I’m happy to report that this was just $3 a yard! Oy. This is the only cut from last year’s haul that I’ve sewn. See why I was on a fabric fast in 2010?
The fabric is made in Japan. The polka dot cotton is appliqued onto the heavy black cotton so there is no need for lining. I do want to make a black vest out of the non-border portion.
I made my full seat adjustment so that my skirt didn’t ride up in the back.
I also made a swayback adjustment. And, I have finally learned that I just have to make the waist supertight for me to like it. The skirt sits where it is supposed to do and doesn’t dip in the front because it’s not snug.
I’m totally happy with this skirt! I was worried about it being juvnenille. But, I’ve decided it’s youthful 🙂