The good thing about showing my selfmade things and outfits is that I have to come up with new outfits every time. Due to this I’m finally wearing some selfmade things that have spent too much time unworn in the closet. This was also the destiny of this skirt. Somehow I never knew how to combine this skirt. Even after several compliments today, I’m still not sure whether I like or dislike this skirt. What do you think?

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OUTFIT

Tanktop: H & M
Skirt: me-made Patrones No. 272 pattern 56 (more info below)
Sunglasses: Revlon
Statement necklace: H & M
Bag: Fossil
Shoes: Deichmann

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[stextbox id=”grey”]Pattern: Patrones No. 272 pattern 56

Difficulty: ●●○○○

Size: 40 (the Spanish size that corresponds to my usual size 36)[/stextbox]

Sewing time incl. cutting: Around 4 hours.

 

Costs: 1.5 m of cotton satin for 1 €/m bought at French market and 1 metal zipper results in approx. 3 €.

 

Pattern review: The finished skirt looks very different from the the technical drawing and the photo. In reality, the pattern pieces are much more straight and only with the belt it can be cinched in. Through this it has a much more accentuated paperbag waist.
 

Pattern modification: For this pattern you certainly have to widen the facing as it will otherwise get exposed through the paperbag waist. I made mine 6 cm wide but around 8 to 10 cm would be even better. I also added rows of decorative topstitching to the belt as well as to the hem.

 

Conclusion: I’m still unsure whether I like or dislike this kind of style. It’s certainly a skirt that stands out and if you like this kind of style, it is a good pattern for it.

 

You can find more me-made outfits at the Sweet Summer Sewing.