I’m back again with yet another Clemence skirt! This is the make-your-own-pattern skirt from Tilly Walnes’s fantastic Love at First Stitch book.
One of my learners on the dressmaking course I’m running was interested to see my Clemences, but of course I had given my first one to my sister, and the second, blue one, I just thought was a bit bland and not the most inspiring skirt ever. So I made a new one, sprinkled with multi-coloured polka dots – now this one really is an “I want one” skirt! Check it out!
The slipper boots finish the look off perfectly, don’t you think?
The waistband fits so snugly, it’s really comfortable to wear. I do feel like it’s a little short, which is odd because I used the same pattern pieces as my other two – but it’s not too bad.
The teeny gathers are so adorable!
I used a proper invisible foot for the first time to insert the zip (I’ve always previously inserted them with a regular zipper foot) and I have to admit it was dead easy and perfectly concealed. I may have been persuaded!
I slipstitched the waistband lining to the interior instead of stitching in the ditch like I did with the other two. Just to mix things up a bit. Plus I much prefer the finish.
But here’s the best thing – pockets! Oh, they’re amazing! Although with all the fullness of the skirt they’re quite hard to find!!
So, have I made enough Clemences now? Ummm no. I love this pattern! It’s just so pretty and easy to wear.
If you haven’t yet made one – why not?!