I'm kind of feeling like crop tops are my signature piece on this blog at this point (and I also do have that faux crop tutorial coming up) but I swear, they are the perfect clothing item for this time of year. A crop top and a knee length skirt is the perfect combination--demure, but not overly sweet.
I just realized that in fact, I have never made it as written--it is supposed to have a button back. I have put a zipper in before, but since I don't need it to get in and out, it's just as easy to leave it off entirely.
And y'all! If you are one of allie J.'s non-sewing readers, I am super excited to tell you that if you want to learn how to make a skirt like this--you can take my brand new Skillshare class!!
It's a step-by-step video lesson that will take you from inspiration to completed garment, and teach you everything you need to know to design and sew a beautiful gathered skirt.
Here's the description from the site:
"In this class, you’ll turn inspiration into reality as you select the style you want to create, then master the skills needed to turn a flat piece of material into a fun vintage-style skirt, including fool-proof gathering, the easiest ever zipper insertion, and creating an invisible hem. We’ll be using a mixture of hand- and machine-sewing for the best possible finish--with the least time investment.
Some sewing experience is required--you’ll need to know how to use a needle and thread, how to operate your machine, and how to sew a straight line.
When you’ve completed the class, you’ll twirl away in your very own custom skirt, ready to go anywhere from brunch to the ballroom."
When Skillshare reached out to me, I was like yeah, making a sewing class sounds fun, but I have no video skills whatsoever. Fortunately, I had a great videographer--Taylor made it so fun even though it took about 6 hours to make this skirt, at least twice as long as usual.
I had so much fun putting this class together, and I really, really hope y'all love it as much as I do. You can click here to sign up for Skillshare and get three months of premium free (the regular membership is always free!). I've been taking some of the other classes--there's some really good ones on design, branding, and photography.
the class and your completed garment--I know I plan on making a bunch of this skirt + crop top/faux crop top combination and wearing them all spring and summer. Please let me know what you think of it! I'd love to hear from you...
ps: i really, really hope you like it! also--while you're signing up for skillshare classes, sign up for ada spragg's!
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