I’ll start by apologising for the dreadful photos in this very quick post!! It’s the summer holidays and I don’t have a lot of spare time!
This is my greatest dressmaking achievement of late – and it’s not even great.
It’s the Skater Skirt from issue 12 of Love Sewing magazine.
I like it, but I did lose interest when I realised that it’s too big. I made the smallest size, so if I want to make another I’ll have to grade the pattern down. That should be pretty simple seeing as the pieces are very basic shapes.
[FYI in the photo below, the mark on my top is from the camera!!]
The reason why I didn’t take it in before finishing is that it has pockets – yay! – and I couldn’t even be bothered to think about how to take the sides in with pockets there… So I just left it as it is and am calling it a muslin!
It’s dead comfy, so it is wearable and I will wear it – but only around the house!
I got the purple jersey from my local-ish fabric store. They have a very limited supply of dressmaking fabrics – they do stretch to a few plain jerseys and this was one of them. I’m happy with the quality of it and the colour’s nice; this photo shows it a little more accurately as the camera’s flash lightened it in the above pics!
I’m glad I didn’t use an expensive jersey with a pretty print!
Well that’s all I have to say about this very basic skirt… I do recommend the pattern – if it fits you! 🙂
I must make one of my daughters a skirt or something with the leftovers. One day!
P.S. I’ve been dreadful at reading blogs recently so I’m so sorry if I have missed your posts… I’m trying to keep up but you know what it’s like… don’t take it personally! ❤