"Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable." Donna Karan
Inspiration : Ready to Wear Betty Jackson Collection A/w 2009/10
The reason I liked this skirt it's because of its unusual take on a classic shape. I also took advantage of using a little weight fabric that I could wear it during the summer.
Fabric: I bought this at Goldhack road to make muslins/toiles. £2.5 a metre. A Bargain!
Pattern particulars: The skirt has 2 front panels and one back panel. If I increase the hight I could just turn in to make the casing, eliminating the need for facing. Its pretty easy to sew.
Notions: Thick grosgrain from my stash. I think I would sew a thiner grosgrain for the next version.
Time to complete: 2 Hours Drafting +1 hour sewing (day 01) +30 min ( day 02) = 3h30m in total
Did it look like the photo? I think It does and would look even more with some modifications. What do you think?
What skills did you use?: Adding an elastic on waist. Try to use blind hem without success.
First worn: April 2012
Wear again? Yes.
Conclusion: The whole process was really fun and I felt really proud of myself for figuring out the pattern. It may be my skirt of choice for the year.
Photo shot: Little digital Samsung P10. The weather in the UK is cold and its raining so much so I had to take some photos on my staircase.
♫: Adele. Someone like you.