A simple gathered skirt is brought to life with a regular pattern of embroidery. Drawing in construction marks is easy, as only straight lines are needed. The leaf-like embroidery uses three colors of thread. Torchon lace along the hem makes the skirt even sweeter.
Fabric—slub cotton 44 in (106 cm) wide x 1 2/3 yd (1.5 m)
Iron-on interfacing—7/8 in (2 cm) x 9 in (23 cm)
8 in (20 cm) zipper x 1
Waistband stiffening—3cm wide x your waist measurement + 3 cm
Lace—7/8 in (2cm) wide x 2 yd (2 m)
Skirt hook and bar
One snap fastener
Embroidery thread – white, orange, brown
Sew left side and attach zipper.
Sew right side and open out seam.
Attach lace to hem.
Attach skirt hook and bar.
Excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/4805313072/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=4805313072&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom-20&linkId=UD3BXJULAWRLU5KH">Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure</a> by Sato Watanabe (Tuttle).