I Made a Skirt


Last time I visited my parents, I did a little digging through my mom’s fabric stash, and I found this floral cotton. It happened to match a knitting project I was planning, and my mom told me I could have it so I took it home with me to make it into a skirt. I was hoping to make a circle skirt, but there was just barely too little yardage, so I went with a simple gathered skirt instead.


The skirt turned out surprisingly nice for how sloppy of a sewist I am. I probably did the best job I’ve done in a long time installing the zipper, and the skirt came together quite easily for me. I didn’t have to rip out any seams or redo anything. My only minor complaint is that I’d prefer it to be a little longer, but that wasn’t an error due to sloppiness. I wanted the skirt to be the same length as my favorite red circle skirt and cut accordingly, but I didn’t think about the fact that fuller skirts end higher on your leg even when the fabric is technically the same length because they angle away from your body instead of hanging straight down. It only looks two or three inches shorter so it’s not a big deal, but it was a good reminder to think a little more about how my fabric will behave before breaking out the scissors!






19 responses to “I Made a Skirt”

  1. Such great fabric! The skirt looks great. Gathered skirts are very unflattering on me, which is a shame as they are fairly easy to sew.

  2. Very cute! Can’t wait to see the knitting project that goes with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. It looks great!!! I adore that fabric and the cut is super cute!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  4. Such a lovely fabric!

  5. I love ditsy prints, gorgeous colour and suitable for all seasons. Looking forward to seeing the knitting project that matches this skirt:)

  6. What a gorgeous fabric! Well done!
    Curious to see which knitting project it was made for!

  7. What a lovely floral fabric! I always forget the fuller skirt rule too. I usually end up sewing a sold color edge on it and calling it a day.

  8. Meg thompson

    Don’t Mums come in handy. Nice skirt, not too short,you have nice legs( I can say that as I am 75)

    Continue your.great work though do not know how you find the time
    Just started my winter knitting a little late as the cold weather and dark days are just about here
    Meg from OZ

  9. This is so great! Lovely fabric and very cute spring skirt ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. It looks awesome!! Not sloppy at all. Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I love it! I’ll have to make one for myself sometime soon. ^_^


  12. very cute! i still havent made a gathered skirt! I’ve been a bit addicted to pleats lately.

  13. It’s so adorable!! And very nicely done, is there anything that you can’t do? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. The skirt looks great! Well done!

  15. Adorable! I love that fabric paired with the black tights.

  16. Your skirt is lovely! Did you try ironing the gathers? It could make them less puffy, and maybe lengthen the skirt a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Interesting! I’ve never tried that, but it makes sense.

  17. It came out really really well! Your gathers look awesome!

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