FO #3: Our most-used and favorite skirt pattern!
This green skirt is a copy of a skirt from the Gap store. Four years ago Jessica fell in love with a Gap skirt but didn't want to pay the $$$$ to buy the skirt. Instead, she went home and made a pattern. At that time Jessica and some friends made 6 skirts using Jessica's pattern, and since then we've made this skirt numerous times. Katie requested this pattern again for this green skirt. She picked out the fabric and I sewed it up. I'm sure I will be making this pattern again, and again....
This skirt is simply 10 gores sewn together. This particular skirt has a shaped facing for the waist treatment, but we have made it with a narrow waistband as well. I used an invisible zipper down one side.
Someone recently asked for the measurements of the gore pieces: For the size 6 skirt, each panel is about 5.5 inches across at the top. At 10 inches down from the top, it starts to flare out to a width of 14.5" at the hem. These measurements include a 5/8" seam allowance. For the littlest skirt (Ellen in purple at 8 years old!) we simply used less gores. For the bigger skirts we widened the panels slightly and/or took smaller seam allowances.
These following 2 pictures were taken in 2004 and show the 6 original skirts that Jessica and the other girls made.