October 17, 2013

Fall 2013 Collection: Fashion Formula Skirts, Volume 3!

Gathered Panel (alternating)
various Anna Maria Horner fabrics...scrappy!

Well, I just couldn't help myself! I have designed yet another set of skirts for my Fashion Formula line. This time I decided to do a 12 panel skirt 12 different ways. As per the other skirt booklets, you will be basing your skirt from your hip measurement. The booklet gives yardage for hip sizes 34-50. Believe it or not, all of these skirts are created from the same basic 12 panels. The insertion of pleats, godets, or gathered panels makes them look strikingly different.

The waistband is a wide casing with one piece of soft elastic in it, so it is easy to insert and very comfortable to wear. I like to have my casing a bit wider than the actual elastic, as I think it lays better against your body as well as being more comfortable. The overall appearance of the casing is pleasing as well and you may find that you don't mind the elastic part being visible. In the photos, you will see that I opted to tuck in my shirt on several of the shots.

The skirts in the booklet are intended to be long. I give instructions for lengths 32, 34, and 36 for you tall gals! If you want to make a shorter skirt, you can always shorten your panels before tapering them.

I have placed the skirts into 4 groups: plain, gathered panel, godet, and pleated. Below are the details for each skirt included in the booklet. Just think of all the great skirts you can get from one set of simple instructions! The possibilities are endless...truly!

Plain, with bias trim between panels and hemband
Michael Miller Waterfront Park fabric
Colorblock with Moda Bella solids
Amazing Technicolor Dream Skirt with Moda Laundry Basket "Over the Rainbow" batiks
Gathered panel (set of 3 at center front and back) from brown linen
Gathered Panel (alternating), Free Spirit Tina Givens fabric
Godet, 3 at center back
Free Spirit Anna Maria Horner Hand Drawn Garden fabric
Alternating scrappy pieced godets, gray linen skirt
Godets between each panel
Alexander Henry fabric with Amy Butler godets
Box pleats (3 at center front and back)
Robert Kaufman cotton chambray
Alternating box pleats,
Moda dot, Alexander Henry large dot on pleats
Box pleats between each panel
Moda Lush Uptown fabrics
Lots and lots of skirts.......have fun with it!
Happy Sewing!