Hello fellow vintage sewing enthusiasts! I have been a long time stalker of this page, and I love to see the beautiful creations you all make! I have been sewing using vintage sewing patterns for about 8 years and still have a tendency to get impatient and sloppy (whoops). I also tend to get obsessed when Ihave a project in mind. That being said, I have a couple questions I’ve been thinking way too hard about and would really like to hear some opinions!
I like to make separates for more versatility, and I am preparing to make a nice full fluffy skirt with a halter top for a night out. My dilemma is, do I make a gathered skirt! or a skirt with small box pleats? Will small box pleats give the same type of fluffiness as gathers? I HATE gathering, but I’ll do it if I have to …..
The other thing I am wondering is if I can make a tiered skirt from a softer fabric and get some of the desired volume rather than an itchy petticoat/crinoline. I’ll be dancing and probably pretty sweaty, so I’d like to avoid a stiff crinoline. And I hate making them haha. Anybody have any advice on one vs the other? It might seem like a silly post, but I have a baby, so not much time for sewing anymore. I need to have everything fully planned before I execute!