I recently spent a few days back at home, in the comfort of the countryside and near to my sewing machine and, as ever, was looking for a quick make for a Sunday afternoon. And I had just the thing, an untested skirt pattern that I knew I had to give a go.
I have quite a smart casual look usually, both for when I’m working and relaxing and so a skirt, a comfy jumper and some favourite boots are my usual go-to outfit of choice. I made this skirt on a whim, with some remnant fabric I had in my stash. Originally I’d planned to use a black and white check fabric, but you know what? I don’t actually own a plain black skirt and so this was a situation that needed remedying.
This particular pattern isn’t my go-to Delphine pattern. Instead it’s from this month’s (April 2017) issue of Prima magazine. I wanted to try something new and my Mum collects all the patterns since she’s a subscriber.
I’ve probably mentioned it before but I work for Prima’s sister publication, Prima Makes, on a freelance basis too, so have firsthand knowledge of the fact that the magazine’s patterns are great! There’s a bomber jacket from a few issues ago that is currently sat waiting for me to finish it.
There are three options for this pattern; this short version, a knee length option and the waterfall style hi-lo skirt. I made the short one because I knew it would be the one I’d get the most wear out of. It’s a good fit, though I’d probably lengthen the skirt slightly next time, purely for my own preferences.
Though this one has the same basic A line shape as the Delphine, it feels completely different as it’s shorter, the shape is slightly less defined and the waistband is shorter so the skirt isn’t as high-waisted as ones I’ve made in the past.
This skirt is a definite new favourite for me. I’ll be making loads of these up, I’m sure. I’d just better make sure I don’t wear too many of them around the office!