So glad the sunshine is here as I can start making summer clothes! This week I decided to finish a skirt I had started last summer that stayed in my sewing box looking very sad all through the freezing winter months.
I used peach skin which is a lovely floaty synthetic fabric which we had in our shop last year. It drapes beautifully and makes a great circle skirt.
Using ye o faithful Intro to Dressmaking pattern I decided to cut two layers, lining the skirt with the self fabric. Also this means I don’t have to wear a slip with it!
I changed the width of the waistband to make it much wider – I think this looks better if you are tucking looser summery tops in.
For those of you who have done the Intro to dressmaking class, all you do differently is make up the inner skirt, like the outer only without the zip. Leave an opening in the CB the same length as the zip. Then join the outer and inner skirts wrong sides together at the waist and then attach the waistband to them both. You can then slip stitch the opening of the inner skirt to the back of the zip. You also need to think about the length of the inner skirt – it should be at least 1cm shorter.
For the outer hem I did a pin hem as not a big fan of machine hems but this is discreet. I think it cost me about 6m at £7 p/m but definitely looks like it’s worth a lot more!