Navy Midi Skirt

Pattern Review: New Look 6346

This is my 3rd #2018MakeNine garment! I made this New Look skirt before and absolutely loved it. However, I feel that I'm not able to make the most of the skirt as the UK Summer is not always warm and dry. I knew that I would want a version that I could wear in colder weather.  

I used this floral polyester viscose print purchased from Fabricland. I picked it up in-store when visiting family in Bristol quite a while ago. I think it was around £3.99-£4.50 per metre. It was easy to work with and sew, but I wonder how it will hold up as it has been washed a few times and I have noticed that it is fading slightly. 

The buttons were picked out by my partner in Simply Fabrics. I had been struggling to find a navy button that I liked, but Alex said why not go for a mustard colour button? They were a bargin at 5p each and blend in so well with the print.

I cut a size 18 - a size up from last time as I wanted some more room to play with french seams. This skirt is unlined, and for this skirt I prefer french seams rather than overlocking the seams. Everything else I kept the same. New Look 6346 is a super simple skirt and sews up really quickly. I would recommend it for anyone wanting some instant gratification. 

Midi skirts are still so on trend. I really like how they can be made from a floaty fabric but are long enough that there is no danger of a wardrobe mishap on a windy day. I wore this skirt a couple of weekends ago to London Coffee Festival with tights and boots and it worked great. I am really pleased that I can wear this in both the summertime and wintertime. 

This skirt was a fab distraction from sewing a shirtdress, (which seems to be taking forever, probably because I keep sewing other things..). It provided some instant gratification and another tick off my #2018MakeNine list! 

You can see my Pattern Review here

Anyone else taken a break for their current project to sew something completely different? 


  1. SUPER cute. I love the colorway and the mustard buttons work well.

    I do that all the time. It often works to rekindle the mojo for the almost-abandoned project! :)

  2. Such a useful skirt that, one that looks great whatever the season.

  3. I think your midi skirt looks awesome! And score one for your partner in recommending the mustard buttons!


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