I am into fall sewing for the last couple of months and this months project is building on last months black tie back top. When I picked out this gorgeous 100% Cotton Percale, I knew exactly what I had in mind. I wanted a poofy gathered skirt to complement the top I made last month. But first I styled it with my favorite button-down:
I will probably wear it more with this black top I made last month:
This top is so cute and it’s my favorite at the moment. I love wearing black as it goes with just about anything!
Here is the side and back view:
This outfit was fairly easy to style. I paired it with black pumps and my owl earrings (still obsessed with these!) Here is a closeup
I ordered 2 yards of the fabric. I cut the fabric in half lengthwise so I still have a good bit leftover. I made my daughter a matching skirt. Oh and one for her toy “kitty” too.
I re-used a pattern for a self-drafted waist band I used often. For the skirt part, to took the entire 2 yards (cut in half lengthwise) and gathered it using dental floss. That gave me the poofy effect that I was looking for. Prior to that, I tried gathering manually and also using the gathering foot, but my fabric was not “poofy enough” so I switched to using the dental floss. This was my 1st time using that sewing hack.. and I will definitely be using that again!
As the temperature continues to drop, I will be wearing this skirt with leggings. Have a lovely week and see you soon!