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InstructionsThis skirt is super easy to fit because the pleats are easily adjusted until the finished measurement matches your waist..
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Casual
Another piece from the remnants bin. Something soft and floaty - this skirt makes me feel like dancing!
What was your inspiration?
The free pattern for a paper bag skirt - I used the drafting technique to draft this pattern for my own skirt. The tutorial gives full info on sizing and drawing up your pattern and how to sew. She recommends a stiffer fabric like a linen or cotton twill to hold the pleats and stiffen the waistband, but I fancied a lighter version and this was made with yet another fabric remnant a soft and drapey navy blue something. It makes the skirt very light and cool to wear and gives it a softer appearance than the one featured in the tutorial. I also made mine a little longer and fuller. We dont want to copy -right?
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This really was easy to make, and easy to sew. It was my first time with a zip, but it went together just fine with my swanky new adjustable zipper foot. Everything you need is in the great tutorial enjoy! (Modeled with my scoop neck t-shirt from the Sewing with Knits course.)
Do drop over to my blog at www.so-sew-easy.com to find out more about this project and check out all the free patterns I've compiled.