Two Selene Skirts For The Fall
Posted on Sunday the 14th October 2018 by Sopbac Sews
Hello everyone, it's me, Sophie, back again to give you my last post of the year. My husband and I have recently become homeowners and we will be moving into our new house soon. That means that my fabric stash, notions, sewing machine and sewing tools will be packed until I get settled. But don't worry, I'll be right back again in January and keep your eyes peeled because it's a good one!
So for my last post for now, I have made myself two skirts. It's a small part of my journey to make more separates for my wardrobe. I made the Selene skirt from Colette Patterns.
The Selene skirt comes in three versions. Version 1 of the pattern is a simple panelled skirt front and dart back. Version 2 has two welt pockets making it a bit more challenging. Version 3 also has pockets, but these are princess seam pockets.
I need my pockets because I cannot stand holding things in my hands or having a purse, so version 2 and 3 it is!
The pattern calls for a medium to heavyweight bottom weight fabrics such as wool suiting, broadcloth, boiled wool, denim, chino cloth, and other twill fabrics.
I wanted a somewhat neutral colour for my makes and ended up using small dogtooth check Suiting Fabric for version 2 of the skirt. For version 3, I couldn’t take my mind of the Prada Stretch Crepe Fabric which is self lined, and the bottle green colour is perfect for autumn. I had the amazing opportunity to review this fabric last fall and I made the Sew Over It Vintage shirt dress out of it, and it is easily one of my favourite everyday dress.
The skirt is originally made with a lining. I used the Anti-Static Dress Lining Fabric and only lined my version 2 of the skirt since the Prada fabric is already self-lined.
I’m not that used to inserting labelled zippers, so my seams are a bit wonky around the zipper, but the instructions for inserting it was good and clear making it a bit easier. I have heard that the YKK zippers are good quality zippers, and with good quality inserting it is easier.
The pockets on the skirts are my pride and joy. I’ve made both these types of pockets before, but not enough. It’s always good to improve on pockets skills since I usually don’t wear garments that don’t have it.