I'm tellin' ya, I need to get rid of all this Indian type fabric. However, I am enjoying these skirts. I'm trying to make each of the designs different so that they don't get too boring.
My last one (the orange one, which I have named 'Sunset') was inspired by the wrapping of a sari. Well, that is where my sketches started. It evolved into what you saw. This one was also inspired by a sari, the draping/pleated part of it. Much more obviously sari-like than the last one.
Pretty quick to make. Not as scary cutting into the fabric since these are simple. The bottom hem has to be even, so you just cut the fabric to length and then drape/pleat/etc the fabric to fit around your waist. I decided to use a waist band on this one, which was tricky, but I love the way it turned out. Tricky because, those who don't know how clothes are constructed, even straight waist bands are made out of curved fabric. The border I made the waist out of is..well..straight. I worked it out by adding a few darts here and there. Yes, there is one in the front, yes, it is supposed to dip like that (I guess the weight of the pleats on real saris pull it down as well, that is why I added it. Plus...It needed to be curved there anyway and was wanting to pull. Oh, and yes, it is supposed to be off center. :) I hope everyone likes it!
I loved the colour of the fabric, which doesn't show it's true glory in these pictures. Only problem is that you so much as look at the thing wrong and it wrinkles. Oh well, nothing can be done about that.
Anyway, this is my last sewing post before I leave for DC for 13 days as I'm about to clean up my sewing room. Have a nice couple of weeks! Know that I will be flipping out during the election even if I'm not here to share it with you :)