Custom tailored skirt

Custom tailored skirt for Susanne, who uses a wheelchair.

Custom tailored skirt with high back
Custom tailored skirt with high back

Description
The skirt is sewn according to a custom fitted pattern. It is higher in back and fits when sitting. The zipper opens and closes using a fabric loop in matching colors. Half of the length of the front of the skirt is pleated. The back features sewn-in pleats with elastic fabric.

Users comments
The skirt fits well. The elastic inserts in back prevent the skirt from becoming too tight. Only half the length of the skirt is pleated, so the skirt fits nicely while giving the impression of being pleated.

How to make
Please see fashionfreaks.se/ (last checked May 2017) to learn how to make your own pattern.
Tip for persons with poor hand function: use iron-on tape for hems; no pins needed. (Idea: Meagan, Fashion: Freaks)

Made by
Fashion Freaks, fashionfreaks.se/ (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Susanne Berg; Design Meagan Whellans

This tip is from 2005

User opens zipper with fabric loop
User opens zipper with fabric loop
Custom tailored skirt
Custom tailored skirt

Tipsare: Susanne

Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.