Added Nov 3, 2011
London, United K...
This skirt is basically a shortened version of my pencil skirt pattern – minus four inches at the hem, and with a thinner waistband. It has a lapped centre back metal zipper and a vintage plastic button to close the waistband. The short length also meant I didn’t have to put in a vent at the back to help with walking.
The skirt isn’t lined, because I plan on wearing it even in the summer – it’s definitely thin enough for that. However, I did try to make the insides extra special with some minty-green cotton bias binding around the raw edges and hem. I’ve become quite a fan of Hong Kong binding recently – it just seems to finish off items so prettily and it feels like a little present to yourself everytime you put on the skirt/dress/whatever. It’s an immensely comfortable skirt that will see quite a bit of wear from me.
The rust-coloured needlecord came from my mum-in-law’s stash – she said she wouldn’t be able to go through all the fabric she had, and so asked me to pick out whatever I wanted.
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