Summer Time Skirt
Posted on Saturday the 28th May 2016 by Crafternoon Cabaret Club
This was my second foray into sewing actual garments (after my first attempt with the Betty Dress) and this time I was sewing solo! The pattern is an easy skirt pattern from New Look Patterns that they claim can be made in 2 hours – and even for a newbie like myself that was just about possible! Hurrah!
When I was looking for fabric inspiration I came across this William Morris Fabric print in a delicious duck egg and mustard floral design. I love the pattern and it’s a really wearable fabric – relatively sturdy but not too thick. I’ve definitely got my eyes on the beautiful rose Brer Rabbit design for my next make.
This skirt is great for beginners with a few key techniques to try (or perfect) but overall a pretty straightforward design: just four pieces to cut out, darts only in the back, and a zip (I’m slowly getting better at these).
Slightly confusingly this pattern called for me to layer the seam which I had no idea what it meant – but after some googling I discovered this was just seam grading (when you cut seams to different lengths so they lay flat) – I’m always so glad that crafters are such chatty people sharing knowledge online, it means you’re never on your own!
I think I was slightly generous on my seams as the final fit was a little slimmer (and higher) on my hips than intended but with tight and boots I think I can just about get away with it! This simple skirt was so easy to put together so I’ll definitely be making another soon.