Retro Ness Skirt
Posted on Friday the 22nd March 2019 by Three Stories High
I really enjoyed making this fly front skirt. I was so in love with the Cotton Canvas Fabric when it arrived. It is the ideal weight for this pattern. You could go thicker but this is really comfortable.
I made it in one hour stages, taking my time and not over stretching myself at each sitting. I pre-washed the fabric because it was cotton and could shrink. Next, I overlocked each piece after cutting, this avoided any fraying and made a really professional finish at the end.
I have made jeans in the past but have always been confused with pattern instructions for a zip fly (sheepishly admitting to making up previous attempts as I went along) but the photographic instructions made it completely clear to me for the first time ever. I will refer to this in the future when I make another pair of jeans. I did the fly in one sitting and then walked away with an inflated ego.
The top stitching was also enjoyable. I chose to use matching thread but a denim version with a bright thread would be very classy too. This belt is a little too skinny but now I have a reason to keep my eyes peeled for the perfect belt.
The waistband and hip ratio was just right for me, no sagging at the back. I didn't have to make a sway back adjustment which I normally do. The skirt is really comfortable to wear - I think it will make an appearance throughout the seasons so it was time well invested on a very classic design.
I really love the Ness Skirt pattern and this wonderful canvas fabric, I hope you do too. Jo xx