Hope you are having fantastic sunny weather wherever you are. We have been having beautifully sunny days. The downside is how much time I have to spend watering the garden at home and going to the allotment to water the vegetables there. It took only 1 full on hot day without watering for my swiss chard and spinach to bolt. Anyhow I am not here to talk gardening woes; I am here to share my muslin for the V1486 skirt I entered into the Pattern Review comp in June (the post is here).
As mentioned before the dramatic flare of this skirt was quite attractive for me. I must admit that when I made this muslin up I was very annoyed at myself. Truly I could have easily drafted this pattern myself. Its a simple A line shape with a straight waistband. Lesson learnt – in future I will be more restrained and buy patterns that I am not able to easily draft myself.
I didnt put any pockets on this one. I barely had enough fabric to do so. Because of the insufficient fabric I also had to reduce the sizes of the pleats on the lower skirt. So it has less drama that the subsequent one.
The pattern calls for an exposed zip but I went with an invisible zip. The embossed scuba is so distinctive and quite a feature in itself I felt that an exposed zip would only clutter it up too much. I didn’t hem it as per instructions.
Size wise I traced a 10 based on the finished garment measurements (I am normally a 12 on Vogue patterns). I did this because the scuba has some stretch in it. I could have gone tighter but that would mean you miss out on the embossed detail.
A note on the pictures….in hindsight looking at these pictures I didnt do a great job of styling this skirt. I had a bee in my bonnet about pairing it with a nautical stripe top but the only stripe top I have in my self drafted tee made way back in 2014. Its too baggy and doesn’t quite do the skirt justice. It needs a body hugging top to really bring out the shape. I did a better job when I wore it later as shown with my Instagram outfit of the day post right at the end.
I am not done with this skirt yet – I still want to make it in some African wax print.
As always thank you for stopping by! Until next time Happy Sewing!
Peace and love,