The skirt is actually a 4 panel skirt with side, and centre front and back seams. I finished mine so that the panels were offset - there was a full panel across the front and back, and one on each side. I lined all of the skirts here with 100% cotton muslin in white with lace attached to the hem and some printed ribbon at centre back waist so I know which way to wear them!
So let's take a look at the skirts! Actually, this first skirt is from some quilting cotton from Wal-Mart. I love the acid green and turquoise.
A lovely soft cotton (/poly mix?)
Possibly my favorite color combo - green and lilac.
A great, cheery summer combo - orange/peach.
This was possibly the most favorite fabric of all - very dainty - it reminds me of long, hot British country summers wearing gorgeous flowing Laura Ashley dresses. Yep, that's what this fabric reminds me of! Unfortunately, the yardage was very skant and I had to use a different pattern. This Simplicity 2977 design was perfect . . . . but the skirt itself was rather short so I added a wide lace hem to the underskirt and and narrow lace to the hem of the outer skirt. This is a lovely 'flippy' 6-gore skirt, and is fun to wear.
This skirt is a bias two piece made from Butterick 4466. I cut the size a little small - when I sit down it moves all over the place and is rather short for my taste. I would certainly make it again but a little wider and longer. There is something special about how a bias cut garment hangs.
This is possibly my favorite pattern, Kwik Sew 3256. I used view B. Quite frankly I am hooked on the 80's fashion wise - not totally, be sure to check out an upcoming post where I tell you all about it! Anyhoooo, back to this post . . . . I cut out a size that was too large. I used 2x and will remake it using 1x. I find that the way the skirt flips as you walk along is rather intoxicating, and I am planning in making this again as part of a planned wardrobe, suit skirt. Very cute.
I have cheated a little as far as tops are concerned, and have purchased some dainty very tops and cardigans to mix and match with the skirts. I foresee many happy summer days wearing these outfits.
All in all, I am really pleased with these garments, there is nothing really special about them other than the fact that they have given me my 'sew' back. I am brimming with ideas, and excited to be planning, cutting and sewing again!