Some years ago, I forget how many -- maybe five or six -- I bought two white skirts at the end of the summer clearance sales. I didn't try them on, as I never do (because I hate trying on clothes), till after I got them I home.
I determined that I could make them work with a little fixing, then put them away and forgot about them till late Spring the next year when we took off on a little trip.
I took Skirt #1 with me on a trip to Savannah with a cute top, and put it on to go to brunch at The Olde Pink House. It was a whole lotta skirt! It practically dragged the floor so I pulled it up to the top of my midriff and covered it up with the blouse. I felt incredibly tacky. Brunch was incredibly good, though.
I found both skirts again when I cleaned out my sewing closet months ago when Sweet Husband painted all the closets. They mocked me every time I opened that closet to look for something else. I decided this would be the summer I would do something with those skirts! So I thought and thought, and came up with this idea.
|This was the general idea ... I cut the bandeau from a width of the batiste from skirt #2, then adjusted it to be narrower in the back.|
Ultimately I had to sew in a tighter elastic for the waist because the weight of the skirt caused it to drop way down!