MONTHS ago I had talked about my brother’s upcoming wedding. I made Charlotte a dress and wanted something for myself. I love big full skirts and decided this was a perfect time to make one for myself. I made the petticoat and searched for the perfect fabric for the skirt itself.
I really wanted white with black polka dots (think Diane Keaton’s character in Because I Said So). I found some but it was WAY out of my price range. I ended up finding this amazing fabric in the home dec section of Hancock Fabrics and it was only $1.98 a yard. SOLD!
I decided how long I wanted the skirt to be and then cut three panels the full width of the fabric. I stitched up the panels leaving an opening for the zipper. I gathered them as much as I could to fit my waist. I wanted a wide waistband so ended up decided on a four inch band. I used the firmest pellon I could find and decided on a snap instead of a button for the closure.
I wasn’t thinking about how short it would end up being after the petticoat was on under it; thank goodness for black spanx! Overall I loved how it turned out and I’ll be making another one as soon as I get a chance.