My Christmas skirt from last year was a triumph. I wore it so much in December and it saved me from having to wear the dreaded Christmas jumper which I so loath. However, as much as I love it, I can't get it on this year: it is too tight around my waist!
This Christmas themed post is a little earlier than I would like to mention Christmas but if you want to whip one up you need some time to buy some lovely contemporary fabric. This fabric is from Minerva and has a linen/canvas weave appearance and it is a good weight for a winter skirt. It also comes in a scandi red colour.
I made view A from New Look 6106 because I am short which made it just the right length on me. I really like this new pattern, it is a keeper. I took my time with this one and added some nice touches. The pocket linings are made from a cream jacquard lining (this lining is actually earmarked for something else but I nicked a bit off the end) but you could use any odd piece. I didn't line the whole skirt because it didn't seem worth it just for seasonal wear.
The linen look piping added to the waist yoke was a success and I wish I had done the same on the pockets, hindsight is a wonderful thing. I very nearly got the stags' bums matched up too!
I also added hanging ribbons which is a new years resolution I made last year. It only takes a minute but gives me the ability to hang my clothes up properly.
A super skirt to wear with black tights and a 1950's jumper. Bring on those Christmas events...
Leftovers? Our new napkins for Christmas day using the narrow hem tutorial from CJ made back in October.
So can I convince you to make a Christmas Skirt? Jo xxxx