Today I have another finish for the Second Quarter Finish Along. After having this pretty quilter’s cotton for over nine months it was nice to check this project off the list. This is a fully lined 3/4 circle skirt with a lapped side seam zipper.
I like circle skirts because they give a lot of fullness at the hem without any extra bulk at the waist. What I do not like about circle skirts is the fact that most of the hem is on some degree of bias, so the hem tends to “grow” over time. I made the skirt several days ago and then let it hang on the dress form for a week before hemming. My Mom was pressed into service to mark an even line around the outer skirt to create the hemline. To make sure the hem was as even as possible, I wore the shoes I will most likely wear with this skirt, and the even line was marked from the floor, not the waistband. After doing a roll hem on the outer skirt, I marked the lining length and hemmed it 3/4″ shorter than the outer layer. I am hoping that additional “growth” will be minimal since it is only knee length (the weight of longer skirts can cause them to grow more) and the fabrics are fairly sturdy.
This skirt is all ready for my trip to Paducah, KY for the AQS show, so hopefully it will be warm enough to wear this week!
JoyApril 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm
This is such a pretty skirt. I love the way it hangs, although I didn’t know there was a problem with stretching. Wear it no matter what the weather. It’s so gorgeous.
LauraApril 27, 2015 at 5:19 pm
Beautiful skirt! I really love that print (yay poppies!), it works really well as a skirt.
KateMay 5, 2015 at 7:21 am
I had to stop by and see what you have been working on and this is by far my favorite! I started sewing clothes when I was in elementary school…way before I made my first quilt! I just love this skirt!
LeanneJuly 7, 2015 at 8:14 am
Your skirt is beautiful and your tips for keeping the skirt to size are helpful. I’m helping Adrianne with the FAL and I’m to also say that I am visiting as part of the FAL Cheerleading Team.
David HallSeptember 2, 2019 at 10:18 am
Keep up the good work .