Spring (if we dare call it that out of fear that the winter god will get p’d off) has been insanely busy. I’ve had time to sew a fair bit, bit not much time for writing anything other than uni projects. But here we go.
Dan got me the Zinnia skirt pattern for Christmas and due to a severe skirt shortage I decided to crack it open. I love the skirt, but it wasn’t the most fun make ever because of the fabric….
Viscose is amazing to wear (so light and breezy – perfect for summer), but a pain to press, I think. It behaves like a stubborn three year old kid who does whatever it wants to do. But thanks to the mental flowery pattern on the fabric, I didn’t bother folding and pressing the hem, placket etc with too much care because any messiness wouldn’t be too visible. That strategy mostly worked out…
I am very happy with the result, even though the waistband is a tad bit too tight. Well it fits great in the morning, and less so at night, haha. I am definitely one of those who expand throughout the day. I think I’ll just add another button just below the button band to avoid some suspicious gaping.
I did a hand stitched rolled hem which, tedious as it is, is also very satisfying. It’s also quite hard to mess up.
The fabric is from Stof og Stil (you can buy it here) – standard these days – as are the pink buttons. I think they are my favourite thing about this skirt. Apart from the pocket! The pocket was actually fun to make despite the unruly fabric – it’s such a cute design, and a first for me in terms of construction.
I love trying to sew new pattern features but I think I need to push myself more in this area. I’ve got a Hollyburn skirt fabric all cut and ready to go, but I’ve decided I need to line it and for some reason I can’t get my arse into gear and just figure out how to do it.
Any easy skirt lining tutorials out there, let me know!
Finally – thank you for all your lovely comments recently. That job I applied for didn’t work out, which was annoying. But it actually worked out better in the end so it clearly wasn’t mean to be :)
- Zinnia skirt pattern – gift
- Fabric: £16
- Buttons etc: £3