Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A new skirt- Merci!

Remember my post about new fabrics recently?

I chose the Eiffel tower fabric to make a tiered skirt for myself! (As I only have one pair of maternity shorts and 2 dresses I can fit)

I matched it with a navy blue print I had – even though the Eiffel tower is black and white, but I have lots of shirts in blue and I love to wear blue, so….

I measured my waist and then chose from that to have two WOFs for the top tier, then 3 for the 2nd one, 4 for the 3rd and 5 for the last one. I also measured the length I wanted and divided by 4 plus seam allowances.

I didn’t add any extra height to the top tier even though I used a 1” elastic in the waist, but figured it would be okay and I’d cover it with a shirt anyway, so you wouldn’t notice a difference in the tier anyways.

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here’s a side view at 22wks :)

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As you can tell it’s VERY flared, but I kind of like it.

Super easy to make and took one afternoon to make.

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so VOILA! easy peasy :)


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Simple, comfortable, beautiful - and you are glowing sweetie!!

Carol said...

I love gathered skirts. Very cute fabrics.

Debbie said...

Love your new skirt, Bea! Sure uses a lot of fabric! How much longer do you have to go? Hope you have an easy delivery.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Oh you look sew cute! Love the fabric!

margaret said...

what a pretty skirt the fabric has made, seem to think we used to call these ra ra skirts back in the 70`ss you are looking very well, when is the baby due does not look as though you have much longer to go

Sue Daurio said...

Great skirt, looking good at 22 weeks.

Quilter Kathy said...

You look beautiful and the skirt is pretty too!

Michele said...

It looks great and being comfortable is so great for you now.