When I first felt the voile, I just knew I had to have something loose and comfy made with it. This skirt was exactly what I had in mind: breezy, soft, and fits well even after a big cheeseburger with fries. You've heard it said before, but it really does feel like you're wearing air. I keep reaching down to make sure all my parts are still covered :)
Not only is it breezy to wear, it was a breeze to make! I simply roll hemmed a strip of Pastry Line in magenta and sewed it to a rectangle of Coloring Garden in dusk. Then I hemmed some thin lining fabric to be the same length as the Coloring Garden portion. If you want a poofier skirt, you could leave the rectangles alone, but I wanted mine to be a bit more form fitting, so I cut two a-line shaped pieces out of the voile and lining, sewed them all together at the side seams, and shirred about 8 rows all around the top. At the very top of the waistband, I made a casing and inserted 1/4 inch elastic to keep it from puckering. You could leave out the elastic and have a cute design feature though.
That's it! So easy, and with less than half a yard of my main fabric, an economical use of that precious voile too!
I love how it looks with a wide belt over the shirring.
And it seems others had the same idea! If you want to see how just a few alterations could change this skirt up, check out this fuller version by Corinnea's Chaos:
And this high-waisted version that doubles as a dress from Chica's Creations (this one also shows what the top will look like without an elastic casing):
Beautiful job, ladies!