If you are looking for a skirt with sophisticated flare, look no further!
My oldest daughter has quite an eye for fabric combination and stylish designs, and likes to provide her input for the clothing items I make for her these days. She does a great job and I welcome every bit of it! :) She's also learned that her requests typically take longer to make and that means that they typically fall at the end of the list, but we have both learned that it's usually worth the wait. Such is the case with this beautiful skirt.
This is the Penelope Panel Skirt from the Fashion Formula Skirts booklet by Serendipity Studio.
She and I both love this booklet! It offers 3 different skirt options, each with multiple variations, so the possibilities really are endless. This is my second skirt for her from this booklet, you can see the first one here.
This skirt gave the option of a drawstring or elastic waist, she chose the drawstring made from the same print as the skirt trim.
The ruffling of the panels is called "shirring" in the pattern, but isn't elastic shirring like I'm used to on a machine, but rather a gathering of each panel. This step was a bit tedious and I think I will play with other ways to finish this step when sewing this skirt again. However, we both LOVE the way it looks!
She was perfectly pleased with the finish and I love the way it fits her! She proudly wore it out the first chance she got, which of course makes me very happy and want to sew for her more! She's a real sweetie anyway! ;)
Having so much FALL sewing fun here!
Sewing Experience Level: Intermediate, though a determined Beginner could certainly pull it off too!
Size Range: Women's Hip Sizes 34-50"
Special Techniques: Button hole, panel gathering, fabric piecing.
Pattern Format: Paper - Part of a booklet.
Materials Used: Cotton woven prints. Collection - Apple/Timeless Treasures
Personal Notes: Both my daughter and myself love this pattern booklet. This is one we have used before and are sure to again and again....so many possibilities!