Last Friday, after we visited our printer for Black Bile, the boyfriend and I found ourselves in Countrymall. It’s one of those malls where you wouldn’t want to be caught dead chilling in. But behind the seemingly ill-maintained structure are fantastic treasures. I am talking about cheap and unique apparel, Sriracha sauce, and fabrics! Oh, the fabrics. So easy on the pockets AND the eyes. I came home with these.
And the dotted one simply had to be turned into this:
The skirt turned out cute that I had to make another. And write a tutorial in the process.
To make a DIY gathered skirt with pocket, you will need the following:
a. fusible interfacing (width: twice the width of your preferred waistline || length: waist measurement with 3 inches add)
b. front and back pieces with 1-inch allowance all around (width of one piece: hip measurement + 8 to 12 inches || length: preferred length or true waist to an inch above the knee)
c. 8-inch zipper
d. waistline (same as the interfacing dimensions with additional 1/2-inch allowance all around)
e. pockets in fabric that contrasts your skirt, preferably (any seam pocket pattern you can download online will do; you can also construct your own with your hand as size guide)
f. hook and eye (not in photo below)
Here are my seam pocket pieces. I know these things are usually “curvaceous” in nature. I had to fashion mine with straight edges because I don’t have a serger.
All right, let’s move on to constructing our DIY gathered full skirt!