Shape Shape is now out of print in English - sigh, I remain SO far behind the times some days... so after getting an inter-library loan & reluctantly returning it, I've bought the Japanese version.
This is Shape Shape's #13 Cascade Skirt, or UCAYLI's skirt 'm'. Carolyn made it in a gorgeously soft pink linen cotton and my grey shirting is my closest version to this inspiration.
The Remnant Warehouse in Sydney during a fabulous fabric store tour with Maria.
I do love this fabric as a skirt, it hugs but doesn't show the seams of my underthings, and the little hatted men are just so fabulous. It doesn't collapse into itself though and as dramatic as it appears, the skirt extension simply doesn't work in it.
I also used snap tape instead of a zip on this version - my thought was that I could vary the waist circumference & wear it on my waist or my hips as I wished - that definitely doesn't work, the snaps pop open with the weight of the skirt, let alone with any movement or small person tugging = closure fail. It's ok though as being one large rectangle, the fabric is available for another pattern - and I feel it will be perfect for a Vogue 1247...
Phillips Shirtmakers - I was completely overwhelmed by the bolts of fabric and limited myself to the remnant bins - there's been a few pictures on Instagram of the amazingness of their first ever sale, and I do hope they have another one - I'll focus on the bolts next time, I promise!
|another 'Anna's Shrug' from a Phillips remnant|
I also reinforced the waist with straight seam binding within the layers of the self faced seam.
The skirt is one large pattern piece, joined on the side seam and with the zip, half of the waist, which forms the cascading drape. I sewed a size L without sizing modifications.