My motivation to get it made has come partly from the start of the new series of 'The Great British Sewing Bee', and more so from the fact that I bought a new Cath Kidston skirt in the exact style I wanted so was able to rip-off the pattern so I could reproduce the skirt again (and hopefully again) in my choice of fabric.
The first hurdle was to do the shearing elastic:
Much, much easier than I thought! Just hand wind the shearing elastic around the machine bobbin quite tightly, pop in machine as usual and start sewing. I can't tell you how surprised I was that this actually worked!
I gathered the skirt back on (just a rectangle piece) to give a bit more fullness than the elasticated section was giving, but my gathering is a bit un-even and it's fuller on one side than the other. Poop.
The front skirt (again a rectangle) is gathered onto a interfaced front waistband, and...
... the most complicated part of the pattern is the side pockets. But they aren't that complicated at all really.
I did make this for myself but daughter no. 1 has her eye on it (which surprised me as her normal attire is tight jeans, Doc Martins, a big metal belt and what she calls 'ugly' jumpers. All with heavy black eyeliner and jet black hair - she's got a great rock chic look going on)
But if she likes it, I might let her have it.
Many thanks to my very svelte mannequin for modelling again today. I have had to pin the skirt in to make it look like it fits her - I can only wish I was as tiny!!
Linking up with Chrissie :0)
'till next time...