I got the idea for this skirt from the most recent issue of Threads magazine. There’s an article in the issue about making a layered chiffon skirt… for an adult. I’m totally digging the idea of riffing on commercial patterns rather than being totally beholden to them. I made a couple of modifications to the instructions but basically followed the steps outlined to create a tiny version for Chase.
I reduced the number of channels in the waistband down to two. I love the simplicity of the cut-on waistband. You just can’t get any easier than that and the look of this skirt is perfect for the application. I may have skimped a little when putting in the elastic for the waist so I hope it fits her come spring.
I used a really simple girls’ skirt pattern. The whole project took me about a day to complete during nap-time and after bed. It was a fun project except that even though the fabric store has a pretty good selection of colors, I didn’t like any of them. I managed to find some that I thought worked together but it wasn’t easy.
Now, somebody buy me a steamer. AND I need some ideas for what to do with some seersucker that I bought at A Fabric Place with a cute, summery print on it.