The skirt is done. Just in time for Halloween. Not that I have adult costume plans, I might throw on a wig when we go out, but we have no party plans this year, just good ol' trick or treating, which is certainly enough. Pete is threatening to go as Dorf, which I find horrific and disturbing.
This skirt came together pretty easily, but it did get a bit ridiculous getting it all through the machine while stitching the ruffles. I used no pattern, it has a drop waist yoke with a side zipper. Below the yoke there is a full skirt with a ruffle at the hem, and four more rows of ruffles on the back. The hem rises about 3" in the front. I wanted it to the floor all the way around, but it really would be a safety hazard—so I made it higher in front and am really happy I did. It's very wearable this way, albeit a bit over the top. I really do like clothes a bit on the more dramatic side, especially while going grocery shopping and stuff, cause why the heck not?
- It's cotton flannel and I don't need a slip, surprisingly. It's not clingy with tights (as long as they are mircofiber) and it's crazy warm and cozy. It's like wearing a huge blanket.
- It's heavy. I used up the whole 3 yards I bought. Because of this I added a side zipper to the orginal elastic waist because it was slipping down.
- The ruffles are serged in black on top and bottom edges and then sewn to the right side of the fabric, dig? So there is a mini-ruffle along the top and this detail along with the exposed serged edge adds a bit of deconstructed fun.
Speaking of dramatic clothes and since costumes are afoot this weekend—check out the lovely work at Brielle's Costume Wardrobe. Outstanding!
**update! thanks all and the boots are here, they are Miz Mooz—Seine Slouch Bootie.