Fancy & Fabulous Skirt


I’ve got a second finish amidst the chaos that is writing book and magazine stuff. Each time I make this skirt pattern I get a bit better at it; this time I am happier with the finish on the zip at the back. As with all the skirts I make, it has pockets- an essential feature for my clothes. Why don’t shop bought skirts have pockets more often?!
The fabric is from Fancy & Fabulous by Riley Blake and I bought it partly with dressmaking in mind, I wasn’t 100% sure of anything other than I really liked the print and colours.

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The pattern is Simplicity 2117- the longer version. Originally I was going to put an invisible zip in but it was misbehaving and actually a standard one is all the pattern called for, and it worked well as it turned out. Next dressmaking venture: a McCall dress with boat neckline and waist belt detail in Mori Girls Dachshunds…

This is a finish along quarter two finish!

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