Canvas Denim-ish Skirt
Posted on Tuesday the 24th September 2013 by Miss Dibs
I made a Skirt using Burda 7283. It is basically an A-line skirt. I did not follow the pattern instructions. I literally just used the pattern pieces. The skirt is really easy to sew, and is appropriate for a beginner. My fabric has quite a busy print, so I decided to just make it without the buttons or pockets as called for by the pattern.
When I first saw this fabric, for some reason, I thought it was a soft cotton sateen, and wanted to make a dress out of it. I should have read the description closely, because when I received the fabric, it was different to what I was expecting. I probably just got carried away by the beautiful print, and did not see the word "canvas" in the description. It actually worked out better that it was a heavier sort of fabric, which to me, is more autumn appropriate. I changed my mind about making the dress, as I thought it would go beautifully as a skirt.
What I love most about the fabric, is the print. Camouflage anyone? Content wise, it is a canvas fabric, with a good amount of stretch. It stretches so much that you can get away with not using a zip. I'm not kidding you. My skirt didn't use a zip in the end, and I managed to get it on with no problem. It is also quite comfortable to wear, which is always a good thing.
Unfortunately Minerva have now sold out of this fabric print, but they have the exact same fabric in another design, which comes in 2 colour ways!
I wore it to a sewing meet-up the day after I made it. I really love this skirt, and I think I am going to make another one.
I know I look silly in the next 2 photos, but I could not resist doing these silly poses.