I know it’s only a skirt but I’ve not made a skirt before. This one has pockets AND a lapped zip!
Used this Newlook 6106 pattern and went for the simplest view A.
Cutting on size 16 I made up a toile as I wanted to practice my pockets. It turns out they are the simplest thing.
Before clipping and turning the pocket to the right side out, the pattern told you to ‘layer the seam allowance’. I’d not come across this before but soon worked out to trim one seam allowance back more than the other to prevent bulk and an obvious ridge in the fabric.
So I progressed on to my fabric; this rather lovely blue and green marrakesh large floral print stretch cotton from Minerva Crafts.
I must say this fabric is an absolute dream to work with. There is just the right about of weight for an a-line skirt. I didn’t want a drapey a-line but more of a modern silhouette. There is a purple/blue colourway too. I’ve a dress in mind for that!
Having made up the skirt once, I whizzed through the second make. I love how my overlocker finished pockets look so professional on the inside.
Along with the seams.
It looks alright from the outside though. I just wish I’d trimmed away my seam allowance more. It’s a little bulky at the top.
Pleased as punch with my top stiching.
And very pleased with the final result. When I made up the toile I wasn’t sure if I would keep it as an a-line but narrow it down to more of a ‘pencil’. But the fabric gives it a lovely modern shape and my daughter said it looked just ordinary when I pinned the sides in.
A summer skirt ready for some summer weather. I just wish it would warm up and stop raining!
Love, Lucie xx