So although I’d love to make a dress, at this time I think more separates will be more useful in my wardrobe. Dresses need to be washed after each wear (I have an active job in a warm environment), while skirts can be worn a couple time.
Recently I tried a half circle skirt on at a thrift store. It had a yoked waist that was about 3.5″ deep, and it looked pretty amazing when worn with a soft t-shirt tucked into it. The problem(s)? It was a double faced wool in beige and sage green plaid. Not my colours, and because the fabric was so stiff, it didn’t drape well over my hips. The solution? I’m making my own.
The yoke has been drafted. YAY! I’ve even traced it onto card, so I can use it as a base for more yokes. I’m so proud of myself. Next up is drafting the skirt portion, which honestly might be the easiest skirt draft ever. 1/4 circle for the front, and 1/4 circle for the back. CB hem about 1.5″ longer than the front.
Ok. Now to get up and do it!