I don't wear skirts - ever. Well, hardly ever. The last time I wore one was in 2006, to a summer ball at Gleneagles. But... I seriously think this pattern may change that. I really do feel a skirt-wearing renaissance coming. It's sooooo stretchy, comfy and fast to make, especially the plain version. Cut out at lunchtime and be wearing it before tea time. Perfect! The instructions are some of the best I've ever seen. Even a total beginner could enjoy making these. I use the plural because there's just no way you'll be able to stop at just one. There are so many versions to choose from and the skirt is just so versatile.
I made the plain one first, with only minor modifications. It’s designed with negative ease so I made a larger size. I really, really don’t want ‘spray-on’ clothes at my age. The test pattern only came with the wide, fold-over waistband, but it's quite bulky and I'd prefer the narrow one, so I'll convert it when I have a minute or two. The only other thing I did was to make it a wee bit shorter so that it's more of an ankle skimmer than a mud trailer.
|The wee 'secret' pocket is one of my favourite features.|
I love it that there's a skirt you can move about in and work comfortably.
I'm only 5'3" tall, so I think it proves that you don't have to be tall and skinny to wear a maxi skirt.
Oh, and I did add a tie-up waist on this one - only a teeny weeny modification.
Does anyone have recommendations for any more great indie skirt patterns? I'm addicted!