Lucie from Love Lucie here again.

This time to show you my Nina Lee Camden Skirt.

This is a fully lined A-line shaped skirt with patch pockets and an invisible zip at the back.

The pattern comes with a dress and skirt option.

I’d made up the dress previously. As before I graded from a size 10 on the hip, to a 12 on the waist. This is the beauty of sewing your own wardrobe. As I’ve got older, I’ve found that ready to wear garments have become progressively uncomfortably tight on my waist!

The only thing I had to change was going back and adding shaping to the waist band.

Being both a dress and skirt pattern, the waist band is straight, not shaped. When I tried the skirt on at the end, I found the top of the waist band gaping out, standing away from my waist. All I did to solve this was unpick the bottom row of stitching on the waist band facing, open up the facing and the front waist band and sew in darts at the side and the front. This completely solved the issue and you really can not see the waistband darts.

The beauty of lining a skirt like this is that it does not ride up when wearing tights.

I’d not lined a skirt before and was pleasantly surprised how really easy it was.

The instructions make it very simple.

Minerva provided this lovely animal print fine cotton needlecord. It only takes 1m, if your fabric is 150cm wide. So at £7.99/m this works out a real bargain!!

I’ve paired my skirt with my new top. It’s the Breaking the Pattern book knot dress, but just the turtle neck top part.

With my grey ready to wear cardigan, it makes the perfect outfit.

Until next time

Love, Lucie xx