I'm catching up with a few things I've sewn over the last few months but haven't yet posted about. This skirt was actually sewn around October last year! It's not terribly exciting, but I wanted to fill in more of the stuff I'd sewn and not blogged about.
Pattern descriptionBasic self-drafted straight skirt.
Fabric usedBlue twill cotton (maybe polycotton) from Fabric.com. Lined with the same bright yellow mystery lining used in the yellow wrap skirt.
Did it look like the sketch/idea when you were done?Yep! I wanted just a plain basic skirt, and that's what this is!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?This was super quick to sew and filled a hole in my wardrobe. The colour was actually quite hard to fit into my wardrobe, but that's my fault, not the fault of the pattern!
Drafting detailsDrafted pretty much directly as a shortened version of my skirt block. I think I dropped the waist by around 1.5cm too. I think I need to check the hip measurement and fit of the back darts on my skirt block though, as this skirt rides up a little at the back.
Construction detailsSeams are finished on the serger, and it is hemmed by hand to avoid a visible line of stitching (I actually did this on the plane to New York). I decided the blue top-stitching on on the hem of the (yellow) lining was a design feature, not simply because I was too lazy to change the thread...
I'd intended to use an invisible zipper at the back, but only had a normal zipper, so used a lapped zipper insertion. However, when I'd done this, I realised I had no idea how to finish the top edge/lining, and ended up with funny little pocket where the zip sits under the lining on the underlap side. I need to work out how to fix this as I really can't visualise how it could work and keep the top edge of the zip neat, unless the zip stops short of the top and there is a waistband - any tips on how to fix this? On the plus side, it's probably the best lapped zipper I've done so far.