Now that winter is well upon us, I have been getting into sorting my wardrobe out and finishing some basics so I can get on with the fun stuff. Sometimes the basic cake makes are just as rewarding as the frosting, and in the cast of these two skirts they are a welcome addition to extend my winter options.
Version 1 of the Sewaholic Hollyburn blogged here gets worn often and I find this shape skirt goes with almost everything I have, it was almost inevitable that I would make this pattern again.
For version 2 I had some lovely double wool crepe that I bought on Goldhawk Road for £6/m - a total steal! Knowing this would only be a winter wear, I lined the skirt to stop it sticking to my tights. The heavier fabric makes it hang differently, it sticks out a bit more than my other one, but I don't mind, and it is super warm to wear. I made the version with the waist tabs and finished them with a couple of vintage buttons from my recently bought stash
. Sorry forgot the close up, but they are cream with a black spiral on them.
For version 2 I used the same patch pocket variation as my first version (tutorial this week I promise), the fabric is a chocolate brown gabardine and is unlined. I wore this all day today and had no sticky tights issue, so yay for gabardine!
I did have one issue though...in changing out of it this evening, the stupid invisible zip broke and I had to unpick myself out of it!! This is not the first time I have had issues with an invisible zip, I am tempted to not use them ever again. I don't have any issues with a lapped zipper, they never seem to break and seem to always insert with no issues.
I really like this pattern (obviously having made three) and think I will make it up in a patterned fabric next time- do you know I don't have any patterned skirts??
On my work table now:
- a dress in need of hemming, but I need to find someone to help me, it's too uneven (circle skirt) and needs serious attention (anyone local able to offer assistance?? Marjorie, Erin??)
- a dress my sewing machine hates - all it needs it hemming, but the stitches keep skipping with this fabric
- another Papercut Coppelia cardigan - so far going well
Don't you just hate when things don't go as planned??