|Here's a little pocket detail to pique your interest|
I own well over 40 skirts and yet unbelievably this is only the second skirt that I have ever made. I have been giving this a bit of thought and I think it comes down to two things. First, it is all the lovely fabrics that shop-bought skirts are made from. So many colours and textures that I am always spoiled for choice and have always been able to find skirts that I love. Secondly, skirts don't seem to be a popular garment where I live. Most women that I see at work, out shopping or in business seem to wear black trousers or jeans. Which means most skirts don't sell and end up in the next season's sale racks - ready for me to snap up at a bargain price!
So here it is - my new skirt!
Hazel (the first blogger that I ever met in real life). I chose the brighter version of this fabric because I wear reds, purples, mustards and sometimes aqua, so even though it is quite a bold palette, it will integrate well into my wardrobe.
|I usually wear skirts with the tee shirts over the top of the waist bands.|
The pattern is Butterick 5285, I made up view D. It has 6 pleats at the front and 6 on the back but aren't top-stitched. The other great thing is that it has pockets! I was able to create the pockets using just one of those quilter's fat quarters, which gives the pockets a little surprising touch.
I had originally planned to self-draft this skirt, as part of my Fall Essentials Sew Along, but saw that a website I was buying some thread from also had this previously-out-of-print pattern available! I was over the moon, as I had seen Margo make some lovely skirts with this pattern. The skirt pattern is very versatile, but the front piece needs to be cut from 150cm wide fabric, which mine wasn't, so I now have a seam up the middle - but you can't tell with this vertically striped fabric anyway.
|Posterior for Posterity! Remember to try to include a back shot ladies.|
I was so keen to get these photos taken that I still need to attach the hook & eye to the waistband.