I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite skirt. She’s the perfect little herald of spring.
I don’t think I’ve ever owned a wrap skirt, and I never thought I needed one. Now I don’t know how I lived without one! I’m not sure why, but I’ve always thought an a-line wrap skirt wouldn’t work on me. Please, tell me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s actually pretty flattering.
The skirt is made from a $1 vintage cotton sheet. I fell in love with the print from afar in the thrift store linen section, and I was ecstatic when I pulled it out to see that the material was in perfect condition: no stains, no smells, and probably very minimal use. When I bought it, I had no idea what I’d use it for, but when I decided to buy Tilly’s Miette pattern, this material begged to be made into a wrap skirt.
I made a size 2, shortened a couple of inches. I didn’t have enough material to be particular about matching along the front seam, so I decided to eliminate it. I cut the front piece on the fold, with the fold along the pattern seam line (eliminating the front seam allowance). It allows the material to do the talking.
The material was pretty lightweight, so I decided to add interfacing to the skirt pieces. I wanted it to have the necessary stiffness to hold the cute A-line shape.
I did do something wonky with the hemline in the back, but I’ve adjusted the hemline since the above photo was taken.
All I can say is I love this skirt!
As I said a few posts back, I’ve been lacking in the separates department, so the recent infusion of basic tops into my wardrobe is just what I needed.
If you haven’t considered the Miette pattern, you should. It’s a simple pattern that’s a lot of fun to make. Thanks, Tilly, for a great pattern that I will no doubt use several times!
*Reminder: I’m giving away a couple dresses and a few patterns. Please see this post for details.*