Sew My Style – May

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.

The fabric
A light-ish weight denim.  As I said, I’m wondering whether this is perhaps a little too heavy for this skirt.

The pattern
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.

Modifications
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!

Notes
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 cost
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!

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