Tube skirt help

I cut my black with white stripes maxi dress into a skirt and tank top.  This is the skirt.  I tapered the hem to look like the lemming tube skirt. 

Here's my questions:  Is the shape correct?  Is the hem too narrow?  Is it too bottom-hugging?  How is the length? 

Nothing is cut yet - just basted.  So I can make any adjustments necessary.  

What do you think?  (I'll add a waistband after I'm sure I'm leaving the fit that way).

I have to run off, but I'll be back tonight, and sewing some night next week on this.  So tell me what, if anything, needs to change.  Thanks so much!

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  • rachylou replied 5 years ago

    It looks good to me, shape and length. My one thing is the white stripe at the waist - it's bisecting. Anyway to turn that under?

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Oh yeah Rachy - it'll get turned under or covered by the waistband.


  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Looks pretty darned good to me! And I think you will get lots of wear from it. Much better than as a dress. 

  • Raisin replied 5 years ago

    Looks spot on to me! You've got some serious needle skills, girl!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Looks perfect Amy:)

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    Great length. Looks good to me!

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    Looks good to me, too! :)

  • anne replied 5 years ago

    You've done really well with this - way more versatile!

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    Excellent! You must have a serger to be able to work on knits?

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Looks great!

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Thanks all!  I'll cut and finish it asap!
    Pil, I don't have a serger (at least, not one that works...).  I just use a zig zag when working on knits.  And knit stay tape for hemming.

  • Julie replied 5 years ago

    You looks nice. You can try pink leather jacket or denim jacket on it, you looks fabulous and stylish.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Another yeah vote!  You want the skirt to hint at the body beneath without being a bandage.  I so want some time to sew!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Perfect. Thumbs up.

  • RunnerChick replied 5 years ago

    Yes! this looks great! 

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