...at least what I assume is a pencil skirt, that is. I have a little under a month to prepare a costume for Bianca from the newest Pokemon anime series/video games, and she has a skirt that goes past the knee and is semi-fitted all the way down, like so:
I've already come up with an idea for making her orange shirt-vest thing--basically going to get two of the same orange shirts, cut the V neck into one, and massacre the other for the clamshell shapes at the bottom. The white undershirt won't be hard either, nor will the stockings or shoes. But that skirt is killing me right now. I thought I might try to buy something of the right length and add the buttons, but I haven't been able to find anything of that length with the right fit in my size (I wear a size 20/22 pant, or an XXL).
At this point I've resigned myself to sewing it, but I'm really iffy on the fabric. I have a fairly small Brother sewing machine and though I've used it to sew duck cloth in small portions, I'm not sure it could handle making an entire skirt out of a twill. I'm willing to give it a shot, however. I also don't know whether I should actually make the buttons on the side function as the fasten for the skirt, or if I should do a concealed zipper in the back instead.
Has anyone made a skirt like this before? Any advice?
Sukoshicon Auburn (maybe)
Pokemon Black/White Mall Event--Discover Mills, Atlanta, GA
Current Costumes (In Progress):
Bianca (Pokemon) 0%
Professor Juniper/Araragi (15%)
Tsunade (chuunin) (30%)
Queen Minnie (Kingdom Hearts II)