My Christmas Skirt from last year was a triumph. I wore it so much in December and it saved me from having to wear the dreaded Christmas jumper which I so loath. However, as much as I love it, I can't get it on this year: it is too tight around my waist!

This Christmas themed post is a little earlier than I would like to mention Christmas but if you want to whip one up you need some time to buy some lovely contemporary fabric. This Christmas Fabric is from Minerva and has a linen/canvas weave appearance and it is a good weight for a winter skirt. It also comes in a scandi red colour.

I made view A from New Look Sewing Pattern 6106 because I am short which made it just the right length on me. I really like this new pattern, it is a keeper. I took my time with this one and added some nice touches. The pocket linings are made from a cream jacquard lining (this lining is actually earmarked for something else but I nicked a bit off the end) but you could use any odd piece. I didn't line the whole skirt because it didn't seem worth it just for seasonal wear.

The linen look Piping Cord added to the waist yoke was a success and I wish I had done the same on the pockets, hindsight is a wonderful thing. I very nearly got the stags' bums matched up too!

I also added hanging ribbons which is a new years resolution I made last year. It only takes a minute but gives me the ability to hang my clothes up properly. 

A super skirt to wear with black tights and a 1950's jumper. Bring on those Christmas events...

Leftovers? Our new napkins for Christmas day using the narrow hem tutorial from CJ made back in October.

So can I convince you to make a Christmas Skirt? 

Jo xxxx