Despite my fears about gathered skirts turning out shaped exactly like gum drops, I finally took on the most basic of basic skirts this summer. A friend got me this gorgeous fabric that just screamed to be made into a late 50s, early 60s border print skirt, and when fabric screams, I try to listen.
It turned out much better than my highest hopes! I now have a strangely practical bright purple skirt that really just feels lovely. It’s so beautifully simple, just a couple of self-drafted (if you can call it that) rectangles to the appropriate dimensions. There’s more info and pictures on my blog here, if you’re curious.