I haven't been online for a while because I'm sick, I have a huge cold. I'm slowly getting better though. The weather is crazy, we've been getting so much new snow. I can't believe spring starts tomorrow.

I've been searching for something to do and retrieved this skirt out of my sewing pile. Maybe you remember it? It wasn't part of my wardrobe post because it was in the sewing pile and I forgot about it. It would be a great skirt to wear with the black blazer and black ballet flats to my sister's confirmation, but it's unwearable after washing (the picture was taken before).

The problem is the fabric in combination with the cut. It's a kind of stiff cotton canvas that's printed on one side. It doesn't really drape and after washing it's not as smooth anymore and stands away from the body in a weird way. I ironed it thoroughly, but maybe the seams are warped (?).

Is there any way to soften fabric like this so it has a better drape and falls better? Any tips?

Alternatively I thought about making a pencil skirt out of it (one that goes straight down) because the fabric goes better with this kind of cut, but I'm in over my head with this one. I have no idea how to do that. The skirt is made out of six pieces - the side seams and then two additional seams in the front and back. It has a side zipper. Theoretically, how would I go about it?

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