Preparing the final draft of the skirt overlay and bottom band pieces took four hours. Since I wanted pleats in these pieces, I had to split the original draft and add width for the pleats to fold under. We're talking a lot of pleats, people. Here is one section that's finished:
See how shiny that pattern piece is? That's because I used a whole roll of tape on the thing. This is meticulous work, and it is WORK. It's one of those things that once you get it figured out in your head, you must do it quickly before the vision fades. It's also best to do it when you don't have any distractions at all, like a barking dog or barking teenagers. Once you start you need to be able to get the piece finished. You know, keep at it, and don't decide to quit in the middle of it and go work on the income taxes or something.
At any rate, I finished the overskirt pieces and cut them out. I added a purple band to my muslin so I could visually check the proportions of the bottom band on the overskirt. Here it is all pinned and pleated to the underskirt section:
Can you tell my husband wants me to go work on the income taxes?
Comments? I just love a little input now and then!