Clothes shopping sucks with a capital "S"! I've been drooling over some cute things at Torrid and such, but my wallet is dry heaving right now. So.... I forgot that I had bought 3 yards of some Tula Pink fabric not to long ago and had plans to make a basic gathered skirt but forgot about it. Oop's! I've never made human clothes before, just doll clothes so this was a challenge for me. I'm not used to having that much fabric in front of me unless it's a quilt I'm doing. With that being said, I put my measuring tape around my neck and I made a skirt last night! I made it with way less fabric than I bought as well and only ended up only using 1.5 yards of fabric and I kind of followed this tutorial.
Since the print goes long way, I cut to pieces from the fabric that were 25" (my length roughly) x width of fabric (was 44"). Then I cut my elastic at 3" smaller than my hips, which are 56" normally. I haven't really used my serger much, so this was a great chance to serge the shit out things! I need to use this machine way more often!
I have some super cute kitty fabric I want to use for another skirt! Once I get that one sewn up I'll post pictures, if I can find my vintage floral fabric to I'll sew that one up as well!