Skirt Week 2012

So a few weeks ago, I went to see my mom graduate from college.  I decided at the last minute that I needed a new skirt for the occasion.  :)  Fortunately, I had a fabric I was in love with that was just waiting to be used.  It's a piece from the Lisette line for JoAnn's, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it had to go into my cart.  I love it.

It's really quite a simple skirt, based off the tutorial here.  I didn't follow it exactly, but the general idea is the same.  The skirt is gathered in the front and the back (with elastic in the waistband) but not on the sides.  The idea is to not add any extra pouf to your width, which I thought seemed like a great idea.  Also, since there is so much gathering in the waist, it will easily fit me comfortably for my entire pregnancy.
I decided to submit the skirt into Crafterhours' Skirt Week this year--I've wanted to enter before, but just didn't get up the nerve/didn't have a project I loved enough to enter.  This year, I figure--why not?  I love the skirt, maybe someone else will appreciate it too.
So... I love it--what do you think?


Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

cute fabric, and I love the gathers!

KendasCrafts said...

cute! I think any skirt that reduces poufyness is a great idea. :-) oh, and I can barely tell you are pregnant in that picture. :-)

Tannie Datwyler said...

I love it. Make me one. :) You know I can't sew to save my life. :) Just kidding, you don't have time to make distant friends in Utah skirts. :) But I do totally love it.