I have been rather busy of late with a project which is (fingers crossed) due at the end of the month. But, never fear, my sewing machine was always near.
I completed this skirt a couple of weeks ago. It’s a self drafted, box pleated number, with in-seam pockets and a side zip opening. Now the tricky part was the zip. I had to figure out how to attach both the pocket and the zip to the side seam, whilst ensuring that the stripes matched. I managed it, but it must admit to a little hair tearing out.
I intend to make a top with the least over scraps of fabric, which I can wear with the skirt to make a ‘dress’ or as a summer top to wear with jeans.
All in all, this was a fun, if challenging make, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. The only slight problem, it took me so long to make the skirt, I managed to loose some of my Christmas weight (yes I know!) and now the waist is too big. But I can fix that with some belt loops and a sash.
I’m looking forward to wearing this number now that the sun has paid a visit. Maybe in time for ‘Me Made May’.
Details: Henley Skirt
Item: Mid length, box pleat skirt with side opening and in-seam pockets
Fabric: Regatta by Michael Miller
Construction: 100% cotton fabric
Pattern: Self drafted
My next sewing projects include the aforementioned top, 2 Susie blouses, a pattern by Sew Over It, a dress, which is currently waiting for me to finish it, and at some point some trousers – if I can find the right pattern. Looks like I’m going to have to draft that too 🙂
Thanks for reading.