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