Whopper of a fishtail

I’m back! I haven’t posted since we were on blogger. Katherine’s done some brilliant work migrating us all over here, hasn’t she? Bravo. Finally, now, you can aggregate posts by author. I just looked through all my posts (63! Yowsers!) and the comments and got all overcome with the loveliness of the (We) Sew Retro community. You folks are ace.

Time to be giving back. I made a fishtail dress for New Year’s Eve and was shocked and delighted at how easy it was to frankenstein a fishtail onto an otherwise yawnfest straight skirt:

So I made a scrappy how-to that I hope will spread the good news. Hope you find it useful! I’m not any kind of drafting professional so I may have violated several tenets of drafting law… forgive me my sins and just gawp at the flounce! And please share your results if you test it out. We wanna see.

Fishtail skirt tutorial

 

 

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3 comments… add one

  • This is beautiful! I love the dots and the colour (even if I can’t wear yellow; I love it). I saw this on your blog … really nice job.

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  • Totally cute! You really cant go wrong with polka dots – and fishtails are so flattering!

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  • Just wow! This is sassy and sunshiney and just plain wonderful. Thanks for the fishtail deets. I may have to give this a go :D

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