InstructionsThis is my pattern , the skirt ends 3 inches above the natural waist line and the seam lines are eliminated to reduce bulk. It has an underlined facing for the waist and is fully lined.
I based the skirt on my self drafted skirt pattern (I used one of my design books from the 50's, and this effects the place of the darts and the seam lines).
To eliminate the seams- you just ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Hipster, Holiday, Classic
What was your inspiration?
This skirt was inspired by the designs of Ulyana Sergeenko
( http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/2012/07/my-russian-blues.html ). I wanted to make something with a Russian flair that will also be flattering for my curvyness.. I love this length she brought back to fashion- just above the ankle. I feel a bit like my grandmother in the begging of the century, Very romantic,
What are you most proud of?
The fact that this is my own pattern and it was pretty easy for me to do. I used a lot of couture steps and techniques on this project too. There was a muslin, I marked the seam lines and was generous with the seam allowances, and as usual I did a lot of hand sewing. But it feels fantastic, like I am wearing something expensive.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Enjoy the process as much as the out come.