This post has made me realise 2 things…
1. I shouldn’t promise to show things ‘soon’ when I’m so busy during the week. (I took photos of this skirt over a week ago and have worn it at least twice, but actually finding the time to sit down and write about it is a completely different matter!)
Anywho, I made this skirt in little more than a few hours. It’s a simple half circle shape, which I split into thirds to make the panels on the front and the back.
A while ago now, my mum gave me some organic cottons that she was clearing out. Lots of the pieces are quite small, but straight away I knew what I wanted to use them for. I made this skirt over 2 years ago now (where did that time go??!) and I still wear it loads.
The waistband on the original is a bit big now and the hem is unravelling a bit, but as it’s such a staple, I wanted to add a few more to my collection.
I started with this version. The middle panel is organic cotton from my mum and the outer panels are some navy blue gabardine I managed to pick up for £3 a metre (and I still have loads left)!
This skirt used up all the pink striped cotton, but I still have some other shades so I may well make a similar skirt with the stripes on the outside and navy in the middle.
Once I’d cut the panels it was a very simple process of sewing them together, adding a fairly narrow waistband, sewing in a zip and hemming. Simples.
Next time, I’ll tack together the lapped zip before sewing so that it doesn’t move around too much.
I hope you like the end product and the next promise is that I will have my fringe cut by the time I see you next (or failing that, I’ll at least pin it out of my eyes!)