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Gathered Flower Skirt

Wardrobe expansion part two! I thought this fabric would lend itself nicely to a cute gathered skirt, and I wanted to learn how to add side pockets through this project. I also added interfacing to fabric for the first time, and the reinforcement really helped to keep the waistband smooth and flat.

gathered skirt
I am teeeeerrrible at smiling for pictures.

I didn’t pattern-match my fabric for the Adventure Time skirt—I’d already cut my fabric by the time I remembered to do that, and the Adventure Time skirt is offset on both axes, so the shift between panels isn’t noticeable. However, I remembered to pattern-match the fabric for this skirt, especially because the patterns are aligned on the y-axis.

pattern matching
I didn’t pattern match horizontally, especially because the gathers hide the seam, but I did along the vertical axis.

And of course—pockets!

I ended up accidentally aligning the pocket to the wrong measurement, which made the pocket more concealed.

I’m probably going to save the third skirt for later. I also recently ordered a gathering foot, which should make the last two pillowcases I’m making for my couch cushions much faster to sew. 🙂 More updates soon!

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Me and Adventure Time princesses in the Short North
Me and Adventure Time princesses in the Short North

Hi everyone! I'm Stephany, a 20-something grad student in linguistics who loves doing any kind of DIY stuff. You'll find recipes and instructions for arts and crafts here, plus whatever other lifestyle posts strike my fancy. Feel free to leave questions and comments on my posts or send a private message. If referencing me in the third person, please use they/them pronouns. Thanks, and enjoy your stay!

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