It’s a three day weekend here in the UK, and in typical British fashion that means cold weather, strong winds, and driving rain. So yesterday I didn’t leave the house, and used the time to make my first ever skirt.
I bought Sew What Skirts a few weeks ago and had enjoyed reading through it, and had been gathering together the necessary bits and bobs to make myself something. I bought 1.5 metres of this Amy Butler fabric (Tree Peony in Sand), and half a metre of some dark lightweight denim to edge it with. (I also bought some Amy Butler Acanthus in Olive thinking that might make a nice edge for it but they looked a bit crazy together and so I’ll save that for something else.) Also purchased was a zip, and some bias binding for around the top. I’ve not used bias binding before and that was the trickiest part of the process for me – I think I’ll get some that is wider next time.
The book has you take all your measurements and then do some maths to work out a few things (which is easy), and then you start drawing out your pattern. Because you make your own pattern, the size is perfect – I think that was the most pleasing aspect of the project for me, to end up with something that fits me perfectly. (There’s a bigger picture on Flickr)
I spent much of yesterday working on it – I think perhaps five or six hours in total. That means I could make another one another weekend, so perhaps I should buy some more fabric…