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!
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!