My first sew for the year was a slow one. A lovely white linen skirt with top stitching detail and cargo pockets. I don't know why but I do love top stitching... soothing...mmm.
I used a mash-up of pattern 15 with pattern 4. I took all the main details of the 15 Debra Linen skirt..
I loved sewing the cargo pockets. First time I have tried them and they were interesting to make. It took a little while as I was following the written Ottobre instructions, but I checked some tutorials on the web and it fell into place. I did use buttons to hold the flap down rather than velcro as per the pattern. I saw natural coloured buttons used on a similar detail on a RTW white linen skirt and thought it looked smart but still casual.
The fabric is from Spotlight and was called linen suiting. Being white I felt it needed lining so used a rayon/poly blend with a nice weight also from Spotties.
The pattern has a narrow waistband, invisible zip and a walking vent at the back. They used a button for the closure of the waistband so I did too, finding a smaller button that closely matched the buttons I bought for the pockets. I think I should have set the zipper a little higher so that I didn't get the little gap between the top of the zip and the waistband... more practice needed... :)
I am pretty happy with this skirt. I wanted a cool, casual style skirt and that is what I have achieved. Even with the lining the skirt coped well on a visit to Brisbane in the middle of a heat wave. The top for those interested is also from Ottobre (02-2013-3) and is detailed here. I really like the white skirt with the blue skirt... cool and pretty I think. The review for the skirt is here but doesn't detail much more than I have said in this post.
Well from me and my favorite photo bomber... Ciao kittens!