I bet you were thinking I had given up sewing. I have actually been doing a fair amount of sewing I just haven’t had time to get things photographed and blogged. I did have a chance to snap a few pics of this skirt, though, the other Sunday when we went out for brunch and a wonderful Christmas jazz concert.
I made this skirt last year using Gertie’s Dirndl skirt tutorial and it is such a quick and easy project, especially if you are a new seamstress or don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a project. My fabric is a beautiful green silk dupioni with large tonal polka dots (which are hard to see in the photos).
I did stray from Gertie’s tutorial a little bit in two ways. One, I made the waistband from one piece of fabric. If you are going to sew two pieces together, why not just cut one and fold it in half? Two, I don’t really think a pattern is necessary for this skirt. I just tear my fabric on grain to get my skirt panels in the desired length, then I fold them in half and cut any excess width off after making sure the edge is straight. Other than that, I followed the directions she outlines.
If you are looking for a quick and satisfying make or a beginning sewing project, I definitely recommend this skirt.
Top and black bead necklace: The Limited
Shoes: Cole Haan
Crinoline slip: Trashy Diva
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red