After seeing Tanit-Isis and Rebecca with skirts to welcome the season, I thought I'd better help. Here in Utah, spring needs all the help it can get.
And after seeing Camilla's maxi dress, I knew which fabric I wanted to use. It's a rayon blend and completely opaque. (A perfect summer skirt)
Enter Simplicity 4233, View D. It has inverted pleats. I cut a 16--a size larger than normal for me because I've made this skirt before and depending on exactly how much I weigh, it sits at my waist or on my hips. This varies week to week:)
I usually add a couple inches to skirts and dresses so I can decide how long I want it later. As a rule I like knee length skirts, but right now I'm loving the longer length.
I used this skirt as an excuse to try a hand picked zipper. I used this how-to.
So pretty! I might even try the beading on my Easter Dress.
Those of you with more experience than me (most everyone, I'm guessing), even though I butted the fabric together when I pinned it and stitched; the zipper gaps a little when I wear it.
I'm not stressing the fabric, so do I need to overlap the fabric a little or move the stitches farther out?