This is one of my favorite skirts. It's comfy and pretty and a little bit swishy.
|It's also very wrinkled.|
I thought to myself, "heeey..if I like this skirt, I should make another!"
So I stretched the elastic of my skirt and tried to take measurements of each of the tiers. Three tiered rectangles. The top for the waistband, and the second two for the flairs.
Now, I didn't know how they made the waistband in the original skirt, so I decided to try the "scrunchie" method instead. Did anyone else grow up making scrunchies? My mom and I made like five billion of them back in the day.
I put the elastic through the tube and sewed it into a circle. I would have liked to use thicker elastic, but 1/4" was all I had on hand.
With a running stitch along both the skirt tier rectangles, I pulled the ends to "gather" the skirt. I gathered the bottom tiers just enough so that they'd match the width of the tier above it.
And then I sewed the gathered tiers and the waistband together. I didn't bother with the cheap material fraying since this was a practice skirt.
It kinda looks like the original, maybe?
It's not the greatest. I really don't like the bunchy scrunchie waistband. I'd have to wear it with a baggy sweater if anything.
I love my cheapo mirror, by the way. It's slightly warped, and makes things look skinnier. Huu huu huu.
But the worst part is that I didn't do the gathers very evenly, and it's very bunchy in some places and not so much in others.
Clothes are hard to sew. Especially when there's no pattern involved. This was one of my unfinished projects. I still consider it unfinished, but think I need to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch with this one. I need to find out a better method of sewing gathers and waistbands! Any tips?
Is it skirt season for you yet?