Simplicity 2172 – Skirt finished!
I' m done with the skirt. It was quite easy, except for the pleats. The pattern called for 9 panels of knife pleats. Cutting out 9 panels, marking off pleats, sewing the panels together, hemming the panels, setting the pleats and attaching the joined panels to the skirt; WHEW, was no trivial task. I was drowning in pleats for days. Finished at last, I pressed the pleats and attached clips at the bottom just to ensure that the pleats hold. The last of this project is the bustier. TIP: Don't cut corners measuring and marking off the pleats. And, don't omit any panels. If you do, don't be surprised if your remaining pleated panels don't fit the width of your skirt. It was tedious, and many times I wanted to toss the project in a box and move on to something less taxing. Glad that I didn't.