Sew Liberated - Gypsum Skirt - Sizes 0-24
The Gypsum Skirt is the fraternal twin of the Arenite Pants - same ridiculously comfortable waistband and drapey pockets, more flounce. Layer it under or over dresses, wear it with a boxy top or cami, and shorten or lengthen the pattern depending on the season.
View A has unique, crescent-shaped pockets and instructions for French-seamed pockets and flat-felled seam finishes of the four skirt panels. View B is the perfect introduction to garment sewing (or just a quick sew) with the same shape as View A, but sporting only two panels and inserted, side seam pockets.
Suggested Fabrics: The Gypsum Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. For View A, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, silk noil, or other fabric with fantastic drape. View B can handle a slightly stiffer woven fabric in addition to those recommended for View A. Good possibilities include mid-weight linen, double gauze, cotton ikats, and lightweight denim.
- Our Price: $21.00
Cotton Fabric Care: Cotton comes in many patterns and colors and is used for everything. Cotton has a tendency to wrinkle very easily, so cotton/polyester blends are popular. Cotton is machine washed and tumble dried at high temperature.
Linen Fabric Care: Use a gentle wash cycle and avoid using bleach to protect linens. White linens should be dried in sun to help them keep their whiteness. Linen creases easily and that’s why it needs firm pressing when ironed, or it can be dry cleaned.
Polyester Fabric Care: Polyester is a synthetic fiber that is relatively easy to care for. It is strong, durable, machine-washable and tumble-dryable. Iron with moderate temperature. Some polyester fabrics are dry-clean only.
Rayon Description and Care: Rayon is cellulose fiber, and its fabric is soft and tender and absorbs well. Rayon can be either machine-washed or dry cleaned depending on the finishing stages of its manufacturing.
Nylon Care: Is generally machine-washable and tumble dried at low temperature. Use softener at the final washing rinse cycle. Remove nylon from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over to prevent from wrinkling.
Silk Fabric Care: Some silk fabrics can only be dry cleaned. Only silk pre-shrunk by washing is washable. Hand-wash silk items in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Do not chlorine bleach. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning Silk.
Acrylic Fabric Care: Acrylic fiber is a synthetic fiber that is relatively easy to care for. Machine wash acrylic fabric using warm water. Softener may be added during the final rinse cycle. Dry using low temperature; remove as soon as the drying is done.
Acetate Care, Description: Acetate is a synthetic fiber with a shiny, silky appearance. It doesn’t absorb moisture and is usually dry clean only. Acetate fabric is used a lot in the apparel industry for clothing lining and knitted clothing. Acetate knits can be handwashed in warm water with mild soap or detergent and should be laid flat to dry. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning acetate.
Wool Fabric Care: Wool fibers will discard wrinkles and return to their original shape if you let wool garments rest between wearing. Brush the surface of wool garments to remove dust and soil. Clean delicate wool fabrics with a damp sponge to remove the stains and dust. Fabric Mart will always suggest Dry cleaning Wools.
Lyocell / Tencel: Lyocell can be either hand washed or machine washed and tumble dried successfully but some fabrics are most durable when dry-cleaned.
Spandex and Lycra: Hand wash or gentle machine wash in lukewarm water. Do not chlorine bleach, use only non-chlorine on garments that contain spandex. Dry at low temperatures and iron quickly at low temperature.
To test a fabric's sheerness, we hold the fabric out over our hands. If we can see the color of our fingers through the fabric, we list it as Semi-Sheer. If we can only see the shadow of our fingers, or we can see light through it, we list this fabric as Translucent. When our hands can be seen clearly through the fabric, the fabric will be listed as Sheer. And if when held up we are unable to see anything at all, this fabric will be listed as Opaque. The stool shot in the additional images of a fabric is usually a good way to see the fabrics sheerness.
For reference the stool we use in the drape shot is 24" tall.