Added May 26, 2012
My first garment! Have worn it twice now and have gotten a number of compliments and I have to say, it’s a great feeling when someone walks up to you and says “nice skirt!”, but it just feels a hundred times better when you made it yourself!
This is my riff on the Marie pattern, of which I liked the front, but I was afraid the pleats in the back would add volume to places where no extra volume is required. I also wanted pockets in the side seams and didn’t know how to combine them with a side zipper, so I decided to fold the pattern on the pleats and cut that shape for the back. I didn’t cut it on the fold, but added seam allowances to the centre and cut two back pieces.
Not too confident about using my machine on the zipper I choose to use an exposed, handpicked zipper and I really like it, since the stitches are almost invisible in the pattern of the fabric.
I didn’t like the feeling of the polyester shell fabric on my legs and was afraid it would not move smoothly over leggings or thights, so I fully lined the skirt and attached the lining onto the hem facings by hand.
Shell: black/hot pink houndstooth terlenka, 100% polyester
Lining + pockets: Black 100% cotton lining fabric
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