More Sew My Style catch up today, with my May make 🙂
The jury is still out on this skirt. I like it, I’m just not sure I like it a lot. I’ve been wearing it, so it can’t be that bad. I’m wondering whether my fabric choice wasn’t quite right, or whether I would prefer it to be a little longer…? There’s something that isn’t quite right anyway. I have some more fabric to try it again, see if I can fathom it out. I’m quite pleased with my topstitching though, and of course, the ginormous pockets.
A light-ish weight denim. As I said, I’m wondering whether this is perhaps a little too heavy for this skirt.
The Basics Pocket Skirt from Cali Faye Collection. I must admit, I found the pattern a little over-complicated in places, so I kind of did my own thing a lot. The instructions were very clear, I just decided not to follow them. The really great thing about this pattern is that it uses barely any fabric – less than a metre for my size, for sure.
I omitted the elastic step and opted to redraft my back waistband piece to be more fitted and gather the back skirt piece more fully. I then inserted a concealed zip into my left side seam. I just thought the way the elastic was added seemed a bit faffy and I don’t think the finish would have necessarily looked any better. Maybe I’m wrong – maybe that’s what’s up with my skirt!
Take a look at the finished garment measurements before tracing and cutting. I ended up cutting about two sizes smaller than recommended because there is a lot of ease.
The fabric was free! My lovely sister gave it to me. The pattern was about £9 with the Sew My Style discount and I had to spend a couple of quid on a zip. Just over a tenner for a skirt isn’t half bad!