…or rather geishas, snakes and skulls.
My response to Kate’s ‘Dress Like Frida’ project is this little beauty of a skirt. Here’s Kate and cronies, honouring Frida- I think they had a great day!
The fabric of course was utterly irrestistible, and not cheap, so a no-waste [no waist more like] skirt was the way to go.
Inspired by Kate’s book [more of that in a moment] I simply tore off a piece for a wide waistband and tore the rest in two. Two side seams and a hem later, I considered the fastening [why think things through first?] I’d opted to pleat the fabric onto the waistband, but was craving a very fast sew, and couldn’t be bothered with a zip, so I simply left a gap between the two ends of the waistband, neatened said gap with a bit of scrap ribbon, and rough pleated the rest on.
A quick hook and bar, and I was wearing it within an hour. When fastened... [read more]