Monday, August 2, 2010

Gored Skirt

I've wanted to make a gored skirt for a while now.  Cotton skirts were out of fashion while I was growing up, it was all rayon and other smooth, slippery fabrics.  I've seen many, many cute cotton skirts around the last several years and have wanted one. I have so much fabric, I thought I'd try making one.  I didn't want to go buy a pattern, so I found this sew-along.

http://sewingmamas.com/b/downloads.php?do=file&id=96

I think I'll go back and read this more:  http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-08.html

These were also helpful: 
http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2007/09/29/gored-skirt/

http://patternsthatfityou.com/frskirtcl.htm

I mostly like how it turned out.  I had to take it in a bit (made some pleats), and I think I'll do a regular waist band next time.

2 comments:

  1. Cute! I love how cotton skirts are comming back in style!

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  2. Cotton, the fabric of my life!

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