I’m very, very happy that this project has been so much fun to share with my blog readers. I’m also delighted with the way the bias organza hem tape holds out the flares. If I had a 1950s style crinoline or petticoat I think the look would be even more retro. However, I like everything as it already is and am confident a regular slip will be enough to support the shape of the skirt for anyone who chooses to use the techniques shown for this skirt.
Please note: The straight pins are used right now because of the extra ease added to the skirt waistline. Once the blouse is finished and tucked in they will no longer be needed when displaying the finished outfit.
I always enjoy adding a custom made label to a project that turns out well. I liked the retro feeling of these labels with woven cherries on them. I think every sewist who does a good job should consider getting some custom made labels to sew inside of her creations. It can be very satisfying to put your name to something well made.
If you would like to make a skirt like this using your own measurements please reference the following postings and page:
How To Take Measurements
The Donna Skirt pattern diagram
Selecting the correct waistband height
The Donna Skirt Waistband Pattern
Working with Waistband Stiffener
Bias Cut Hem Tape