Lots of people enjoy shorts and tank tops in summer, me....I'm a skirt girl. I think that breezy skirts are THE way to go when the temperature warms up. I decided to make a new summer skirt, not for me, but for a friend...but I think a similar one for me is in the future.
The request was for a simple skirt with a shirred top, that was comfortable and breezy, but not super full. So, I stuck to a straight skirt style with just three rows of shirring at the waist. I've never tried shirring, so I decided it would be best to try it out first with a piece of muslin. This also allowed me to figure out how much the fabric would shrink with three rows of shirring and calculate the amount of fabric I would need to start.
Then, it was time to tackle the fashion fabric....Yikes! Always a scary task when you are trying something brand new. I love the orange of the skirt, it really popped. And here's the finished product...
I think it turned out pretty well for my first time. Next time maybe I'll do some more shirring at the top and see how it changes things. But I think this was a success!
Have you ever made anything with shirring? How did it work out?