Sunday, May 15, 2011
Since I bought my Bernina, I've been sewing Pa'u skirts for my mother.
She's been attending Hula dance class with her friends once in every two weeks for some time, and she likes to wear Pa'u skirts there. I've been enjoying making her birthday presents, one by one, once a year, to give her a new dancing skirt. And also I often enjoyed trying them on *for just checking* before sending them to her...
However this year, although we still love this small tradition between us, we finally decided to choose some different present. (The reason is obvious. She now has too many of them in her closet.)
So, instead of making her new skirt with the enthusiastically elastic inserted waist band, I gave her a tiny birthday present that she requested, and made this tiered skirt for compensating my now-meaningless passion. I can't dance, I only wiggle, so I just needed a small amount of gather and bulk in my skirt, but I hope you can see my inspiration from Pa'u skirts in it.
By the way, I didn't use any pattern for this casual skirt, but cut the fabric in 6 pieces of rectangles and sewed them together.
I made a diagram of my pieces, for your reference, in case you'd like to make similar one for you.
Happy birthday, Mum!