Wool Pocket Skirt
I’m excited to show you my latest make for The Fabric Guys, featuring this beautiful wool blend fabric that you can see here!
Now it’s coming into Spring I wanted to create a multi seasonal piece that can be worn with tights and a jumper in Winter or bare legs and a tee for the Spring. So I decided to make a work mini skirt.
My first dilemma was which side of the fabric to use as both sides were so beautiful with their own features. The right sight was black with white polka dots and the wrong side white with black dashes. That’s when I came up with the idea of using both sides and using the wrong side to add patch pockets with the contrasting detail. As the skirt was for work, big pockets are a must!
I then got started on the skirt, I drafted the pattern myself. I kind of cheated by drawing round a mini I already owned and knew fitted, added darts to the back and that’s it, two pattern pieces front and back and then cut the pockets and waistband using a ruler. I always find that if you start from a piece of clothing you already own and know fits you well it really helps. Even to check the measurements of the pattern pieces against.
As this fabric is woven it does fray, so I recommend overlocking the edges of your fabric pieces once they are cut out, this also makes them sturdier to work with. This was quite quick to put together, but I did need to unpick the zip once, which with the woven fabric was quite fiddly.
I then experimented with the placement of the pockets. As I was putting them over the zip I had to check I could still get the skirt on with the pockets pinned on. I’m really pleased with the final result and can’t wait to wear it at work.
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