Black & White Skirt (Stash Busting)
This was my inspiration
This is my interpretation
The pattern was a discontinued skirt pattern from McCalls . The fabrics were from my stash. It is 100% cotton and the lining was a very soft silk like cotton batiste. the color is nude. I don't remember where I bought the batiste fabric. It's beautiful and soft.
A few years ago Susan Khalje had a sewing show on HGTV. One of the show focused on linings and using skin tone fabrics to bring out the true color of the fabric. Threads magazine did an article regarding linings and using neutral colors of beige, neude, pinks and salmon depending on your skin tone
The inspiration skirt had box pleats and my interpretation has pleats that were topstich starting at the waist down 3-inches.
I did not use the waistband that came with the pattern, I drafted my own. The waistband was 7 inches wide by 38-inches long. I interfaced the waistband with the lining fabric. I sewed the waistband on and then turn it down. The waistband is 1 1/2-inches wide and it has body to it without using stiff material to give the waistband weight. This was not planned, after I sewed the waistband, it was too wide so I turned it down and I love it. I hand stiched the waistband.