I am in the midst of an intensive campaign to increase my skirt wardrobe. Last night I started attacking my fabric stash. So far one skirt is complete and another needs hemming and the waist binding. I drafted a pattern to make a gored skirt. My daughter watched me cut one piece and commented that it looked too small to fit me. She exclaimed when I announced that I had to cut 7 more pieces, “A skirt is only suppose to have 2 pieces.” I guess when she starts to sew again, her choice will be very simple patterns.
The finished skirt is a subdued polyester crepe de chine. The skirt in progress is lively dotted pattern in silk crepe de chine. I brought both pieces a few years ago from Sarah’s Fabrics in Takoma Park, Md. I intended to make tops, but now they are skirts.