Friday, 28 June 2013

Holiday Sewing

I'm sure I'm not the only person who decides, just days before going on holiday, that I REALLY need to sew [insert pattern name of choice] before we go away. Well, that was me a few weeks ago when I decided Tilly's Miette skirt would be the perfect whatever-the-weather skirt to pack for our trip up north. 
'Scuse the wrinkles, I'd been wearing it all day.

Luckily it is a super simple pattern to follow and goes together quite easily between putting on loads of laundry, packing and giving the house a good clean.  

I made the size 2 but ended up having to take in about an inch either side as I have non-existent hips. This was no surprise to me and one of the reasons I have chosen to start sewing all my clothes.

I chose this lightweight denim, which I had in my stash, used some red poplin for the waist facings and top-stitched in red also. I enjoyed doing the fancy stitches on the pocket openings!

Overall I'm pleased with this skirt. The pockets do match, even though it doesn't look like it in that top photo. The only major slip-up I had was the top stitching on the bottom of the pocket, It doesn't meet in the middle. If I hadn't been rushing I would have unpicked it and re-sewn it, but I was so I didn't! 

Oh and it WAS the perfect cool climate holiday skirt. I wore it with tights for cooler days and without on the odd day the sun shone.

And look, no knicker flashing!