Last night i made the pattern for the skirt of my chirstmas dress and cut it out. I am doing a three-tiered gather skirt with graduated scalloped hems on every tier. i'm sooo excited to see what comes of this, simply because i've never done this before and i have to play it all by ear.
Laying out the skirt pieces and their facings. Scalloped hems have to have facings, because no one wants to turn under a curved hem because they know they would fail. As do i. So, facings are it! And if you use the right fabric, a lot of scallops don't even need to be edged finished, like if you used a chiffon.... just food for thought.
SO, how am i actually going to do this, you wonder? well, i'm going to sew the top tier to my waist , and then cut out a skirt lining and sew the 2nd and 3rd tier to that. easy peasy. i know i'll have issues placing each tier on the right spot of the skirt, but well climb that mountain when we get to it. for now, i should probably start studying.