Floral Button Down Skirt
Posted on Monday the 9th November 2015 by Lady Sewalot
This was one of those fabrics
where I couldn't make up my mind what it was going to be. It was originally going to be a shirt, then a top with buttons at the shoulders, then a culotte playsuit. In the end I decided on a gathered button down skirt.
I used the Deer and Doe Chardon Skirt Pattern
front for the basic skirt pieces and gathered them instead of pleating them. The back was cut on the fold and the front had 3cm added on for the placket. The waistband is a basic rectangle.
is a really soft cotton that drapes beautifully. I think the print is really versatile and can be worn all year round, with jumpers, tights and boots or a t-shirt and sandals.
There is a definite right and wrong side which I had to remember when making the plackets. I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely the buttonholes went in. They were spaced 2 1/2 inches apart.
For a clean a finish as possible I french seamed the side seams and slip-stitched the waistband into place. The hem was turned up 2 1/2 inches to give it a nice weight to hang properly.
Thanks so much to Minerva Crafts for providing all of the materials for this skirt and to Joanna for taking such beautiful pictures.