For my first Lolita skirt, I decided to make a three-tiered skirt instead of a simple rectangle skirt. I used this tutorial by tian_shi on livejournal for the measurements of the tiers. My skirt measures a little over 23" long. It took a long time with all of the gathering, but the ratios seem to be spot on and it is super full! I really suggest everyone use these ratios for their own skirt. My only complaint is my waistband. I didn't want an elastic waistband like the tutorial. Therefore, I was going to use the waistband of a renaissance skirt I had made, as I knew it would fit well, and a zipper. However, I couldn’t locate it the pattern piece and used the waistband from another skirt pattern. As a result, my waistband is a tad too large. Next time I will do a test fit after I baste the gathers to the waistband and before I sew everything up. Luckily, I have since found the waistband for my renaissance skirt. It had decided to run away from me and hide in the bottom of my sewing box.
Anyway, please tell me what you think! I would love to hear everyone's opinion's and suggestions. You can see the color better in the previous post.
|Without a petticoat|
|With a petticoat|