Yes, I know, would have been good to have taken a pic of the skirt on it's own . . . . . .
Here you can see the skirt in 'formal grown up' mode - lovely white linen, mid calf length. And here is the under layer.
I used some off white Bemberg lining as the top portion and a textured white cotton for the bottom portion. I cut the pattern off about 11" from the bottom, and that made the Bemberg portion, and I then cut three widths of fabric, 12" deep for the frill, and 'roughly' pleated it to make the inner layer. Simple right? I then joined both pieces at the waist, served the elastic onto the wrong side, folded it over so that the elastic is on the inside, and sewers it down with a triple zigzag stitch. Now I really wanted this skirt to be Vogue 9114 but didn't have the pattern, and I'm not sure how the bunching works, so for my skirt, on the four seam allowances, I attached a small piece of ribbon with a 'Babyville' popper/snaps. One was placed at 3" and the other at 12" - I didn't want the Bemberg showing through when the snaps were attached to each other.
I hemmed both layers with raw edged bias binding for that TG finish and top and edge stitched all the seamlines. I like the faux 'flat felled' look and ai think it adds a smart, professional touch.
So now I can have a plain skirt, or any combination of the four snaps attached . . . . . Here are a couple of views:
I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this. I think that a black version for winter would be fun, or even a plain coloured outer skirt with a really wacky coloured pleated piece underneath. This pattern is a bit of a fabric suck - about 2m for the outer layer, and 1m for the frill on the inner layer plus some lining - but it is really worth it. It would be a great usage for some leftover fabrics (for the underlayer anyway!)
I am glad that I made a skirt - as you can see it looks great with a dusky rose Zelda slip that I made at the weekend.
How about you? Have you made any garments through gritted teeth, that you then loved when you completed them?