This past week I have been sewing up a storm! This is the first skirt I made, the Corinne Pleated Skirt from Sew Serendipity. The pleated portion of the skirt was made with forty 2 1/2 inch strips. I used a jelly roll with black and white fabric, bought on eBay.
At first, I thought the skirt would be too busy with all the prints, but I really like how it turned out. It is very full and it hangs nice. I used a green cotton fabric for the yoke to add some color.
The pattern gave two options for a waistband - elastic or drawstring. I decided to do an elastic waistband. I like the length. It falls about mid-calf on me.
In my opinion, the skirt was very easy and fun to make! If you don't have a serger (I don't) finishing the edges takes some time. It is worth it in the end though! There is a lot of pressing and topstitching to help the pleats lie flat. The directions are very well written, with many diagrams to go with each step.
Skirts are one of my favorite things to make, so I was very excited when a new blog I found, crafterhours, announced Skirt week. There are many different categories, including A-line skirts, full skirts, straight skirts and children skirts. I will definitely will be participating and I hope you will too! You can enter any skirt made since July 1, 2011 and you have until June 8, 2012 to enter them into the flickr pool. You can find more information here.