Here's another one of my projects from long ago, a gathered skirt made from Echino rhino-print fabric.
The fabric is a lightweight to mid-weight cotton/linen blend. It has a soft and slightly fuzzy texture, like flannel. It's a great skirt for cool fall days.
Plus, who doesn't love the cute rhinos?
There's not much to say in terms of the construction and sewing-- I used my standard method of making a gathered skirt.
First, I cut two rectangles of fabric each as wide as the width of the fabric and each as long as I wanted the skirt to be. I cut a rectangle for a waistband the circumference of my waist, plus a little extra. Then, I gathered each of the rectangles of fabric and stitched the gathering to grosgrain ribbon, to stabilize it.
I sewed up the side seams, inserting a zipper at one of them. Then, I sewed the waistband to the skirt and hemmed the skirt.
I should make a tutorial with photos at some point.
Anyway, it's a quick and easy project for a very versatile skirt, and I highly recommend it!
OK, one more photo of me swanning around in my rhino skirt and fedora!