I am starting with a Megan Nielsen Kelly skirt that I made at the end of the summer last year. If I'd had the foresight to wear a me-made top with it at the weekend, when I took the photos, you could have got 2 for the price of 1. But I didn't. So you can't.
|Obviously zoomed in a bit too far on this one!|
|Inside the pocket|
|Should really have ironed this before taking photos!|
|I really, really love these buttons.|
So, to the roundup:
What I liked
The simplicity of the pattern. So straightforward! Plus it's printed on proper paper, which makes it really durable!
I could fit the pattern pieces into 1 metre of fabric, by cutting the waistband on the fold. This means a version in a more expensive fabric is viable in future!
What I didn't like
Nothing (except the size being wrong due to my own vanity).
Did I change anything?
Did I try anything new?
Contrast pocket lining (hardly rocket science) and bias bound pockets (ditto).
What would I do differently next time?
Maybe line it. The denim sticks to my tights, which is a pet hate, and I haven't yet found a slip that's the right length.
Will I make it again?Abso-bloomin-lutely! My head is full of variations: a smarter wool version for work (thinking black/white dogtooth), a corduroy version (grey or navy) and a buttonless version (possibly more than one), inspired by these:
This is such a great basic pattern that has so many possibilities. All I need is more time to make them!
* Please don't think that I only ever buy fabric from John Lewis, but it's just so handy being in the city centre and in the past 6 months, their selection (although still very expensive) has improved by 200%, which is just too too tempting - the lady who cuts the fabric said they have a new buyer, and it shows!
Photo sources: Boden blue and white stripe skirt, Thom Dolan plaid skirt