At the beginning of the year I gave away my good summer black skirt to my middle daughter which of course gave me an excellent reason to sew another one just in case anyone should have asked "What are you sewing another skirt ?" " Yes ,but I gave my black skirt away and everyone knows that having a black skirt for summer is essential like brains and baby goat yoga ."
I have had this embroidered black cotton in my cupboard for only about 10 years . It counts as one my special fabrics because it came from another closed down fabric store and it is lovely quality.
I pulled out lots of skirt patterns that I would like to sew but eventually chose an old BurdaWOF pattern from the large pile I bought from the op shop earlier this year .
This is from Burda WOF February 2006 which is probably about how old my fabric is so this choice is quite appropriate really. I liked the deep cross over front pleat and shaped yoke which I find quite flattering and comfortable for me. The pattern was rated as easy . I could not see how the pleated pieces were joined but I went ahead and cut out my pattern believing all would be revealed as I sewed up the skirt.
Turns out that the two front pieces are not joined together ! The skirt was at least easy to sew up as promised .
First a deep self facing is turned to the wrong side .
I have not yet worn the skirt out in the wild .However it was a positive sign when these photos were being taken that I got the seal of approval from my eldest daughter who said she would wear an outfit like this . I am hoping that the deep pleats will prevent flashing at the first breeze I encounter otherwise well it is going to be a very cool summer skirt indeed but just not for the kind of work I do ! ( Or I might add in some hand stitching but time will time . )
Until next time may every day be a Sewday for you .