arizona full gathered skirt

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

In trying to dress for my shape (ie, rectangular with no curves), I decided I needed more full, gathered skirts in my wardrobe.

I love wearing pencil skirts but they don’t do much for me.

I had some gorgeous Arizona fabric sitting on my shelf so I made myself a (fairly quick) gathered skirt using this tutorial.

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

I did the waistband differently then she did, but I used the tute as a jumping off point.

I didn’t have a lot of the fabric so alas, no pattern matching. *le sigh*

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

I used ALL of a yard and a half of the fabric. Just enough!

I also hand stitched the hem. all 80-some odd-inches of it.

#sore thumbs

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional

When I make another one I will make the waistband a little wider-I didn’t add enough seam allowance and it fits preeetty snug.

all in all, it’s pretty fun and adds curves where there ain’t none.

arizona full gathered skirt \\ craftiness is not optional


  1. So adorbs!!

  2. You look great in it ๐Ÿ™‚ And the fabric is so pretty! P.S. I love your hair ๐Ÿ™‚ The color and waves suit you well ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love this fabric and the skirt is perfect for you!

  4. This is amazing. I love the fabric.

  5. That is so cute on you! I love it. I also love that you’ve been sewing for yourself as well, I have just started to after sewing for my girls for years and it feels great. I am a longtime lurker but this is my first comment- feels weird talking to you like I know you but I don’t!

    • thanks for un-lurking!! It’s fun sewing for yourself huh? I enjoy the fact that it isn’t outgrown in a few months! haha!

  6. #sorethumbs #besthashtag

  7. It looks adorable on you!

  8. Lovely design and great fabric too.

  9. I adore that fabric!

    – Christina

  10. Yes…yes! This is so very, very flattering. Make more because you look wonderful

  11. Wendy West says

    You always make the most adorable outfits!
    Such a fun skirt.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. oh it’s so cute jess! love that fabric.

  13. Supercute!!

  14. That is really cute on you! I like the casual styling too, and your hairdo.

  15. Christine DANNEELS says

    Such a romantic skirt, really something for you and your hair is also beautiful -)
    Thank you for mentionning the tutorial.
    Kind regards,


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