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?