Ok. I’ve been dying to make a skirt for ages. I’m finally ready. I found this pattern in Vogue magazine, it’s Spring/Summer 2006, on page 98, No. 31. It’s a 3 tiered flirty thingy, simple but. What’s really weird is their waist measurements only go up to 29 1/2" (and that’s their Extra Large!)!!!
What? Anyhow. I checked two other skirts in that issue and those waists went up to 44 or so. Oh yeah, do I have a question here…
I’m already started and even though my waist is bigger than 29 1/2" I think it’ll stretch to fit. That’s another thing: some patterns I googled say make it 4" bigger for ease, then another turns around and says the opposite: make it 2 to 4" smaller coz it’ll stretch.
My main question is, they want an ELASTIC insert. I saw another skirt with just an eyelet at the top and then an Icord or braid put through to keep it up. I often don’t like the feel of elastic in a skirt but will an Icord be enough to keep this on the hips comfortably? Wish I could show you the picture but I’ve misplaced my camera cord.
Any thoughts? Anybody made a skirt! did you do elastic at the top?