I love skirts. Other than the logistics of sitting on the ground, I so much prefer them to shorts. And just when my thoughts swing toward sewing up some leg-baring options, Crafterhours announces their annual Skirt Week. How fortuitous!
This lovely Echino linen blend fabric was purchased for another purpose (an apron), but I kept coming back to it with a skirt in mind. Rifling through my pattern drawer revealed nothing that I was excited about, particularly for a single yard of fabric. So I drafted my own pattern!
Using this wonderful book and my own measurements, I drew up a basic A-line skirt pattern. Then, using the lines created by the darts, made a simple 6 gore skirt. Since all skirts need pockets, I cut the side pieces, added pocket bags and trimmed them with piping.
The skirt is completely lined in white muslin, since the linen is actually a little itchy. Besides, I like a few more layers to hide any lumps and bumps.
I did have to make some slight fit adjustments, but no more than I would have had to make with a commercial pattern. Maybe even fewer!
This is a little dressier than I need for my current role as stay-at-home mom, but I guess it just means I’ll have to plan more lunch dates!