Black and White Hearts

Fulfilling my need for more basics that are wearable with more than one item of clothing in my closet (ahem I’m looking at you novelty print dresses), I decided to make a simple button down skirt.

But I don’t really do ‘basics’ as such, so I picked a rather busy print (from Spotlight, naturally) and added some “now you see them, now you don’t” loveheart patch pockets.

Construction-wise this pattern went together quickly without any major hiccups. I used French seams as is my obsession and a narrow machine hem. The waistband in sewn in as I could not be bothered to hand sew (yes I’m lazy and I accept it). For the pockets I finished the edge first with the bias tape, then I used a cardboard template to turn the edge, after which I edge stitched them on. The buttons are from my stash, which means I’m counting this entire project as a stash buster. Because. Then I can buy more right?

I’ve made it again and I made the waistband narrower as I feel it is a bit too wide in this skirt, which throws the proportion off. I try to wear a belt with it IRL to break it up a bit, which helps.  All in all this skirt is a good ‘basic’ with enough of a twist for me to wear it. But only when the novelty print dresses are in the wash, of course.

Pattern: Simplicity 6778

Materials: 60cm Cotton Sateen, 6 buttons, white bias tape, interfacing

Alterations: Took in the sides, shortened, added novelty pockets

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