I have made this skirt before to go with the bra top I wrote about here (http://kittenscloset55.blogspot.com/2013/06/bra-top-and-skirt.html) and I love the ease of working with one direction fabric with it. The cut and pattern is very straight forward and the only real tricky part are all the pleats!
I used the artist tape tick to complete pleats that are nice and straight and away I went. The pleats go all the way down the skirt so it is very important that you are meticulous in their construction. There were a whole-lotta notes on the tape on which way to fold the material. After a lot of pressing and basting I had the base of my skirt. Then it was just the zipper and the waistband.
Fabric: Joann’s novelty print cotton
Lining– none. Just a petticoat if I want extra fullness.
Pattern: Simplicity 3748
Year: circa mid 1950s (reprint of a pattern)
Notions: zipper (I am finally using some of my vintage metal zippers!) and interfacing.
Changes: Made the waist band wider.
The finished product:
I actually wore this out to a show/dancing the other night with a petticoat under it. I was pleased that the did not stick straight out when I was turned so I do not have to wear swing shorts or a slip while dancing.
This came from my pile of undocumented projects. Read more about them here: http://kittenscloset55.blogspot.com/2016/04/undocumented-projects.html