(Not) Simple (Enough) A-Line Skirt

6 Nov

One of my Sho-Yu teammates and long time friends (Flo) asked me to make a mouseketeer skirt for her Halloween costume a couple of weeks ago.  I complied with the disclaimer that I’ve never made a skirt before so I couldn’t guarantee how much it would look like one.  Afraid of biting off more than I could chew, I simplified the pleated skirt to an A-line style using slightly stretchy material to give me some extra room for error.  She sent me her measurements and I followed a tutorial, but somehow the first pass at the skirt came out lopsided.  I like to say it’s that asymmetrical style to make myself feel better.  Apparently, the simple A-line skirt how-to I chose ended up being not simple enough after all.

Luckily, Flo and I made plans to meet-up for her to try it on so I could make adjustments in time for the big day.  As you can see, the skirt still wasn’t perfect but it was salvaged.  Thanks for being my guinea pig, Flo!

Mousketeer Halloween Costume - Front

I have plans to actually try making a pleated skirt some day out of the cherry blossom fabric I bought a couple weeks ago.  Stay tuned!

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