This is the by far my pride and joy, my most favourite skirt.. and it makes me feel like I might be getting somewhere with my sewing!!!
I wore this skirt to work and was complemented several times, with one women asking me where did I buy it from!!! EEEEKKKK!!!
Anyway I shall stop squealing and tell you a bit about the skirt itself. The pattern is Simplicity 2451. This is the first time that I have attempted one of the Big Four patterns. As I beginner I have to confess that this was a bit of an eye opener to me. Unlike the indie patterns that I have sewn from previously, the instructions here were concise and I didn't have a lot of hand holding. I had to get K's mum to look at the skirt several times before I was sure of what I was doing.
Anyway, back to my skirt... I teamed this with my Sorbetto Top ,and it works really well.The pockets make sure they are everything that you need to ensure that your iPhone and purse are comfortably nestled :) I definitely want to make another one , as it is such a delight to wear!
Fabric : Cotton poplin Pink Polka dots( Croft Mill Fabrics ) ///Zipper and lining (First for fabrics) ///Some lightweight fusible interfacing for the back opening.
Alterations to original pattern: I used size 8, but then shortened the hem a bit. I added a lining as mentioned above. I hand sew the zipper as the foot I ordered of amazon doesn't fit my machine, even though it did say it would! pffttt!!