Size: 52 – No alterations.
Fabric: Floral Cotton-Sateen remnant from Ditto Fabrics.
I was on the hunt yesterday for something simple but pretty to wear for my sister’s birthday dinner and this skirt fit the bill perfectly. The fabric has been in my stash a little while after picking it up from the remnant table at Ditto fabrics on a trip to Brighton and I was quite happy to put it into use.
The pattern is from the plus section of October’s Burda Magazine is really just 6 panels with a side zip. It is lined rather than using facings and although the back has two vents, the lining is cut to finish above them so you don’t frazzle your brain attaching it.
The skirt is shaped by the curves of the panels meaning the circumference at the hem is smaller than were it’s folded.
On to the fit – for the first time I made a straight size 52 without any alterations which fit fine size-wise although I have a small issue with the shape.
Every figure has it’s quirks to work around and one of mine is a large high hip that juts abruptly out as you can see in this picture.
This means that skirts and pants that sit below the natural waist and with no waistband sit oddly on my hips like my Suedette Skirt (A-line skirts are the worst).