I've made another skirt from my skirt sloper - this time I made an A-line skirt using the adjustments I've learned from two sources. . .
The fabric is from G-Street Fabrics - $6.00 on their "skirt ends" table.
A back view above, showing the A-line shape.
I keep getting photo-bombed by my Kerry, Pixie.
I inserted a quick lining from the stash - albeit a bit uneven. It peeks out when I sit - but at this point - I'm ok to live with that:)
This methodology is what I merely used. Adding a bit of flare at the side of the skirt. This reference is from a used book: "How to Design your own clothes and make your own Patterns" by Claudia Ein. I do like some of the ideas.
And, adding to the flare is an option, slash and spread method by Helen Joseph Armstrong, "Patternmaking for Fashion Design." I didn't use the slash and spread method as the skirt materials didn't drape as well, and it is suiting material. Although I do plan to use this method sometime in the future.
Finally! Still photo-bombed but you can see the shoes. Fidji - my heels broke consecutively in DC, and then in Bremerton/Poulsbo - so I WAS FORCED to run out and buy some new shoes in both locations. At first, I thought these might be a bit "elfish" but they have turned out to be super comfy 1.5 - 2 inch red heel, and really, my "go to" heel for jeans and even while teaching. They are the result of a great recommendation from a travel (and sewing) buddy.