Happy new year friends! I'm really looking forward to 2016 and what it holds. I love turning over a new leaf.
I know it's been months since I last posted but I'm back with a new work skirt. Yes, another Simplicity 2215. Why change when you're a winner?
I used a crepe from Tessuti Melbourne instead of a cotton sateen this time. Complete game changer! The different fabric changes the whole look of the skirt. This fabric is soft and swishy but with a bit of weight.
I made this skirt exactly the same size as all the other versions and it turned out about 7cm too big on the waist. No I have definitely not lost weight (quite the opposite actually) and I'd only just made another version a few weeks earlier. I can only attribute this to the fabric, even though it has no stretch. All my other versions have been cotton sateen. This is a much lighter crepe. Once I'd completely finished it, I realised it was too big and that I wouldn't wear it as is. Rachel suggested I insert some elastic in to the back waist band to bring it in. It worked a treat and actually makes for a very comfortable skirt.
Pattern: Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2215, view C, size 20
Fabric: Crepe from Tessuti Melbourne
Alterations: Lengthened by 10cm, inserted elastic in to the back waist band
As always, there will be more of these skirts. They are a perfect work skirt for me.
What's your perfect work skirt? Please do share, because I can't wear the same skirt every day!