My latest project was an A-line skirt for me. The pattern was from ‘Love at First Stitch’ – Tilly Walnes book. I traced the pattern onto tracing paper and carefully cut it out. I used the measurements in the book and compared them to mine – it did come out a little big around the waist. That could be down to my measuring, rather than the instructions being wrong!
I selected a lightweight denim for an on-trend look this season. It was great to work with and was very easy to cut out and sew. As this was a simple pattern, my focus was on keeping the inside of my work tidy. I zig-zag stitched all of the seams to make them nice and neat.
My zip went in reasonably well and I was pleased with the waistband, managing to ‘stitch into the ditch’, so my sewing is invisible.
As the waistband is a little loose, I have added a stretchy belt to cover it up! If I made it again, I would go for the smaller size as both the waist and the sides are a little loose. I shall still wear it with the belt. It would be easier to make a new one than to try to alter this one. For £8.99 one can’t grumble! I love it teamed with my bright red T-shirt and tights. It’s a great addition to my weekend wardrobe.