Added May 20, 2012
I am in desperate need of some new winter clothes at the moment, so it was definitely time to get a wriggle on and make something.
I found this great corduroy with birds all over at Spotlight. I love how bright and quirky it is – definitely two qualities that are lacking in winter clothes in stores. I don’t understand why all they stock is black and grey – isn’t winter dreary enough? Give me something colourful any day!
The pattern is the straight skirt variation of Simplicity 4236. I had some issues with this one – despite supposedly being big enough according to the measurements on the pattern, it was much too tight around my hips even with a very tiny seam. Since I’d already cut the fabric, I ended up cutting some tapered insert sections to put in the side seams. It seems to have worked out just fine. I did have to sacrifice the waistband facing to get these inserts out of my smallish piece of fabric, so I just used some pink bias binding I had on hand to finish the waist.
Photos, as usual, by pambox
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