In 2012 I’m endeavouring to make something for myself every month. Last month I whipped up some much needed pyjama pants and now for February I’ve made myself a skirt.
Since becoming a Mama I have pretty much lived in denim jeans. They’re comfy and well suited to the lifestyle of a mama at the playground and playing on the floor. Easy to wash and wear too. A winner. Even so I have been wanting to expand my wardrobe options a bit further – hence a new skirt.
I drafted the flare skirt pattern from Stylish Skirts (also known as Flirt Skirts) that I borrowed from my local library. It was pretty obvious that something had gone quite awry in the drafting process when it came to hemming the skirt – the back was so much longer than the front in the centre of the back and shorter than the front at the side seams. Nothing that a good chop across the length couldn’t fix though. Prior to hand sewing the hem I modelled the skirt at last weekend’s Sewing Guild meeting and had lots of keen eyes check for correct length and evenness. I trust my sewing pals so much more than my partner when it comes to such matters.
I made the skirt using material bought from a local oppy. It was a bargain. The most expensive part of this skirt was the invisible zip. Now that I have made this skirt once I’ve worked through my pattern drafting issues and I’m ready to churn out some more… eventually. I want to have a go making the a-line skirt next.