Long, full skirts will never go out of style. They visually whittle your waist and are incredibly feminine. They are also comfortable because, unlike pencil skirts, the width of the hem allows you to be able to walk up stairs with ease. I’m all about comfort and ease, so when I saw The dress below at Savers, I knew exactly what I wanted to make out of it–a gathered full skirt. Plus, the ballerina pink color reminded me of my dancing days.
|Unfortunately, the only “before” picture I had was taken on my old iphone 4.|
For some creative inspiration, check out these similar styles on Polyvore. Be careful though, unlike my $3 Savers dress, some of these will cost you over $1,000!
Gathered Skirt Tutorial
- old a-line dress
- sewing machine
- interfacing (optional)
- measuring tape
1. Decide the length.
2. Use the measurement to cut the appropriate length from the dress.
3. Cut the strip directly above your first cut to create a waistband.
|After the original cuts for the skirt and waistband.|
4. Baste your skirt and then adjust to width to match your waistband.
|After the waistband has been strengthened with interfacing and the skirt has been basted and gathered.|