|And verily, I say unto you: Thou shalt press as you sew.|
Let's talk about circle skirts. This was one of my first really successful projects, and I pulled it off with a minimum of problems.
The fabric, a white, mid-weight linen with polka dots in light and dark purple, lime and Army green, and black, was purchased at the late lamented Silk Road Fabrics in Austin, TX. The linen originally had a fairly stiff hand, but has gotten soft and drapey as the years have gone by. It was also one of the survivors of the Great Apartment Mold Disaster of Grad School. Long live the linen skirt!
V2902. The skirt in the pattern is a circle skirt formed from two half-circles; I didn't have enough fabric for that, so I used a half-circle for the skirt front and two quarter-circles for the back, with a center back seam.
In other news, I have to pass along this article featuring color portraits from 1913-- I love how the clothes are more than 100 years old, but still look modern and timeless.