I knew what I wanted, a slim fit, pegged hem but I had to be able to walk quickly, squat and be comfortable in it.
It also needed to be able to be dressed up or down.
My research found me Burda 6769
After reading quite a few reviews I knew it was going to need some work so I made a muslin AND then a practice skirt before using my precious coated denim.
I made a calico muslin, seams on the outside and Zara helped me tweak it a lot!
This was more design choice then pattern style, I wanted the skirt very shaped at the hem.
I went with the 38, as per my hips but as usual my tummy needed the room but I pinched a lot from the back.
|The original and my calico muslin|
You can see the shape I added to the sides.
I had some stretch cotton sateen leftover from my Hudson's (yet to be blogged) so I made a trial run in that.
Actually, I cut it at the same time and got my Hudson's and this skirt from 2m of 150cm wide cloth, $4/m from Eliza's of Sunshine.
I added back pockets (I used the Ginger jeans ones as they have a nice curved edge).
I seem to have a bit of 'poof' going on over my backside, may need further FAA (flat arse adjustment) or I may have just stretched it a bit when sewing.
I will see how it goes.
And this is why we sew our clothes.
Lots of room for my tummy, one nice flat bum accounted for.
I rarely tuck so this is the view the hoi polloi are going to see.
And I love it!
I love it.
I think my trial run is very successful and it has nicely incorporated into my capsule.
I could only sew this is a very stretchy fabric, it needs that extra ease, that said this is a casual going out type skirt. I comfortably squatted on the floor to pick up my twin cousins without any problems.
The PDF pattern was fine, not O+S but fine. NO SEAM ALLOWANCE, my first muslin fit Liddy. The instructions were pretty good, for Burda.
I have a black coated denim and blue denim (which I will distress eek)! on my to do list.
Thanks for reading!