I bought 2 yards of this floral stretch poplin with the intention of making a full gathered skirt. However, when I looked at my patterns, I got stingy when I realized what I could make with two yards of fabric. I just used one yard for this skirt and I’m saving the other to make a bustier top ( I just need to pick up some boning). That way, I can wear them together when I’m feeling fancy, or separate when I’m not. Baller status!
Since I didn’t use the full 2 yards, it wasn’t as full as I wanted it to be (duhhh). So I oriented most of the gathers to the front of the skirt and and covered the back with a giant bow. Eeekk, how cute is that?!?!
This skirt was crazy easy to make and only took a little bit over an hour to make. If you want to make something similar I loosely followed Gertie’s gathered skirt tutorial.
To do the gathering, I zigzagged over some dental floss. This is becoming my favorite technique, as I feel it distributes the gathers most evenly. I inserted an invisible zipper, and used the blind hem on my machine to finish.
I decided to add this last photo because it makes me laugh. Photographer husband caught me making a face I’m afraid he sees all too often. I’m pretty sure I’m saying, “Chriiiiis, you need to be serious”.