Saturday, 21 June 2014

Waltzing Matilda Skirt

I have used this pattern before to make my Measuring tape skirt, which you can see here.  I decided that since I had a skirt representing numbers, I'd better have a skirt representing letters too, and as soon as I saw Quentin Blake's sweet illustrations of Roald Dahl's book worm Matilda on fabric, I knew I'd found perfect skirt making material!  It's a wonderful book, and the movie is pretty good too.
Fabric is from Plush Addict

I've used Butterick 5285 again, and again have made it too big for myself!  I used the finished garment waist measurement that is marked on the paper pattern piece to decide which size to do, and even then thought I was going to have to spend my days breathing in whilst wearing it, but this pattern seems to run big, both times I've made it up.

But it is still wearable, and I do love it!

For the waistband I chose a Robert Kaufman Kona Solid in the pomegranate colour and it matches perfectly to the flying pink books.
I love having a skirt with pockets!  Whenever I wear a skirt without them I always seem to be slapping my sides to find something that isn't there, or scooping my hand at the side seam only to be reminded that there is no pocket at all!

I made the box pleat version of this skirt, and the back to pleats fold right up to hide the zip.  Luckily for me, as I only had a yellow one to put into this skirt!

And in my hot little hand is a Tilly and the Buttons tote bag!  Available here in her shop.

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