My latest sewing project is one that’s been on my to-do list for a while. My mum bought me a kit containing the fabric and zip as a gift from a holiday in Scotland a few years ago but somehow I’ve never got round to tackling it until now. I’m trying to use up what I have in my stash before starting anything new so I thought it was finally time to give it a go. Having said all that, I used quite a simple pattern so I managed to construct it pretty quickly once I set my mind to it!
As I alluded to in the title, this is more of an autumnal piece, mainly due to the fabric. However, spring has not quite sprung here yet, meaning this skirt actually seems to have come around at the perfect time! I went on a dog walk through the woods at the weekend and, as you can see from my photos, the brown tones in the fabric mirrored my surroundings in the forest.
I kept the fit fairly relaxed because I think this will be a great piece for work and, as anyone who works in an office knows, the last thing you want is a tight waistband digging into you when you’re sitting at a desk for hours at a time. This also means I can tuck nice warm jumpers in at the waist too, making it perfect for spring/autumn dog walks!
The only thing I wasn’t really happy with was the insertion of the zip, as it is very visible at the back. This is mostly because I used the zip included in the kit, which is quite chunky. I don’t think it annoys me to the extent that I would buy and insert a new one. Just something to bear in mind for future projects is to always go with an invisible zip!
Special thanks go to the gorgeous Edda for helping me model this look!
Jumper, New Look