|Wearing Downeast Basics shirt, skirt by me, thrifted shoes|
When I asked for skirt and dress suggestions Anne left a comment with a link to J. Crew's Dorrie skirt. I fell in love with the topstitch detail on the waistband and pockets and decided to give it a try.
I found a great cream colored linen blend at SAS (my faaavorite place for fabric and notions) for $2.99 a yard. Score.
It's just a gathered rectangle (60x22. Should have done more like 54x22 so the skirt would have hung a little straighter), patch pockets, and a waistband (go to sewing techniques > waistlines > straight waistband) with several rows of topstitching.
|I am not pregnant, despite what this photo would have you believe.|
I actually made 2 versions. Skirt 1.0 was high waisted and I decided I didn't like the rise. But it came together so easily I was like, "I'll make another one! No big deal!" And then Skirt 2.0 was nearly the death of me. Every. single. seam. had to be picked out at least once. The pockets gave me fits. The fabric snagged.
Sometimes the sewing gods shine down upon you and sometimes they spit in your face and stomp on your project and make you say bad words. BUT! In the end, I triumphed. Mostly. If I were to tackle this again I wouldn't do a tabbed waistband (I think it looks unintentional) and I'd make the pockets bigger (they always seem so big before you take out the seam allowance!). But otherwise I'm really happy with it! It's a great lightweight skirt for the warmer weather we have coming at us this week!