10 gore skirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My embroidery is very consistent and the skirt is well constructed and strong. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This type of garment takes along time - buy good quality fabric. This was not and certainly too thick and a bit stiff with not much strech recovery. To use this garment I either have to get fatter or resew the top portion of seams to take it in - so be careful in your pattern making before putting in the hours required to embelish.

What you will need

  • heavy cotton jersey
  • cotton embroidery floss
  • uphostery thread

Q&A with zinc6

DaisyandFlorrie asked:
Looks great!
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Daisy & Florrie
amyrt asked:
I like the color combination~
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Amyinphilly - I'm a bit obsesseed with lime greens atm. I bought for colour not fabric quality unfortunately.
faux nom asked:
Your use of the jumbo eyelet shapes is wonderful! I wonder how hard it would be to remove just one gore? Would that right-size it for you?
zinc6 answered:
Hi Faux nom If I lose about 5kg/10lb I could remove one entire gore. which would not be too hard. Thanks for your appreciation.
Coach Tina asked:
I love this skirt-
zinc6 answered:
Thanks Coach Tina
SBL11 asked:
Sorry to hear of your fit issues, but your embroidery and color combination are to die for. Hopefully your efforts to resew will be successful. If the waist opening is the issue, do you think it possible that a drawstring waist could be added? Or would the skirt body still be too full? Just an idea, it's such a lovely skirt that I hate to see you disappointed with the fit.
zinc6 answered:
Hi SBL11 ... I am not currently making any effor to resew as the skirt is wearable, I gathered in the waist a little when I inserted the elastic. I am not sure I want to put in anymore time as the fabric is not very good quality.