It's taken me a while to post this little skirt - I made a lot of casual "bottoms" last year - all of them fairly forgiving if the figure changes. This means I won't have to make any more casual bottoms for years - and can start making other things!
This is also the last of my unposted 2013 garments.
This little skirt is my current favourite - New Look 6129. It is slightly A-Line, has options for pockets, and elasticised waist with a drawstring - I didn't add the drawstring as it adds a bulky line under little t-tops:
|New Look 6129|
I made this skirt out of leftover broadcloth - I didn't have enough for a skirt, so I added a band at the bottom - like the skirt in the top left hand corner of the pattern picture above. I thought that the slight difference in colour from the different dyelots would not be so obvious with a seam and topstitching - and if it was, I decided that this was alright as well - it would be a subtle design feature!:
I'll show you the waistband:
The pockets are sewn in with one row of stitching, but I did two to match the flat fell seam at the fabric join:
I would wear this skirt with a button down blouse or a nice t-top, not with a camisole, bare back and bare arms, tucked in! This is just to show you the skirt. In future blogs I will start putting my me-mades together as little outfits.
I have made this skirt three times now - once as a refashion out of polished poplin, once in black calico, and now in cotton broadcloth:
|Polished poplin refashion version - longer length|
|Black Calico version - longer length|
|Navy Broadcloth version - shorter length|