Well, it took me a while, but it's here at last. Do you remember I wrote a while back about a skirt I wore during the Cayman Islands' first ever sewing meet-up? Robin suggested I should sew a skirt like the one I was wearing, and immediately I knew it was a great idea and got to work. Introducing the Gathered Summer Skirt. Sizing given for sizes 34-52 inch hips, all should fit on less than 1.5 yards of fabric.
Summer is here at last. For some of us, it lasts longer than others, but whether it’s a trip to the beach, a picnic, shopping with the girls, or a day sailing, you’ll still need to look cute and summery.
The design for this skirt was copied from a Ready To Wear skirt I already owned and loved. I think it has the perfect ratio of gathers to length and with the elastic waist, is comfy and casual.
I think you’ll love it too. Pick your fabric and design carefully and it will become your go-to skirt for summer.
How to sew a Gathered Skirt for summer
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This skirt has 3 different tiers, a loose comfy fit, and an elastic waist. Easy and fun to sew and can be made in any size. Not just for the grown-ups, but good for teens too.
Don't go gathering mad!
This skirt has a lot of gathering, over long pieces of fabric so do check out the earlier post about how to gather using dental floss – written totally in response to the trouble I was having with this skirt! Make your life easy and gather with dental floss and this skirt will go quickly and smoothly and soon be ready to wear.
Enjoy your new skirt! We would all love to see what you make. Please do take a couple of photos and attach them in the comments section below so we can all see your work.