Aqua Gauze Skirt

Wednesday’s Project: Aqua Gauze Skirt

I tend to wear skirts more than dresses, so when I found a lightweight aqua gauze at Hancock Fabrics, I knew it needed to become a summer skirt. It’s light and airy, perfect for warm weather. I chose McCall’s 5056 (view A) for the pattern. It’s a mid-calf length skirt with godets inserted to provide fullness. The waistband has both elastic and a drawstring, so it’s completely adjustable and will fit a variety of sizes. The drawstring can be made of ribbon, twill tape, or fabric.

Fashion Sketch

McCall's 5056

The skirt sewed up fast and easy—one of the easiest garments I’ve ever made! The pattern was simple and the fabric was a dream to work with. The tricky part was inserting the six triangular godets, but I got the knack of it soon enough. It took me two days to finish the skirt, only because I let it hang overnight before I hemmed it.

I will definitely make this pattern again! The skirt is lightweight and extremely comfortable, while still being stylish.

Finished Skirt

Finished Skirt


What’s the simplest garment you’ve ever made? Was it the pattern or the fabric that made it so easy to sew?

About Lisha Vidler

I am a sewing instructor living near Memphis, Tennessee.
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