Wardrobe by Me, a new to me designer/pattern company. As soon as I finished sewing this lovely skirt, I had my hubby take a few pics. I may be smiling and wearing a sleeveless top but I was f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g! The temps were below freezing, the cold wind was blowing, and you can't see the snow around me as I'm standing on a patch of our sidewalk we had cleared.
The fabric is a silky polyester from the $4/yard bin at my favorite local fabric store, SR Harris. It is lovely made up, but was a bugger to stitch together. It was so slippery and frayed terribly!
But the colors are so vibrant! And the movement of this skirt is divine. There are three tiers, with the back longer than the front.
Also, the front of the waistband is flat, but the back has wide elastic. Notice how you can't really see any gathers in the back? Another great design feature in my opinion!
Here's a line drawing of the PDF Bell Skirt pattern so you can see the design details more clearly.
You can really see the fullness of the skirt in this picture. Instead of stitching a narrow hem on my sewing machine, I used the narrow hem stitch on my serger.
I'm really liking this skirt! I haven't decided on the fabric for my next one, but I need to decide quickly. With winter lingering as long as it is, I suspect our spring/summer season is going to be rather short ... and I want to make sure I get another Belle Skirt sewn.
Wardrobe by Me.