This past Saturday I was in the mood to make some skirts. I ended up making 4 skirts, but none of them are completely finished. As always, I did not use one specific pattern, but used portions of patterns and the rest was my own experimenting. The above skirt is fabulous! I love it! I cut the skirt from a basic A-line pattern I drafted from the book Sew What! Skirts. The dotted brown fabric is a chiffon and I also cut a underskirt from black jersey stretch fabric the same size, but sewed it a bit smaller to fit underneath. You can see the longer hem of the underskirt showing on the picture as I am planning to sew this on my serger.
The top of the skirt is a piece of what is called locally "ribbing". It is a very stretchy ribbed fabric perfect for skirts. Sadly, I broke several sewing rules making this lovely skirt and when I fitted it on, it was too small! Did I remember that the pattern was for an A-line skirt with a zip? Did I measure the top to my hip size? Did I fit on at regular intervals? Of course not. Now I have to undo the top and move it lower. I so hate undoing. But I adore this skirt, so I will be doing that soon. And I have more chiffon lined up to make a few more of these!