|Blouse is Simplicity 4077 OOP|
The view with the pockets has a slit in the back and sits an inch below the waist. The other version has no slit, sits at the waist, and despite the fact that it is ever so slightly A-line, reads as a straight skirt. So a hybrid it was.
The pockets needed some definition, so I made some black piping. And just for good measure, I outlined the top in piping too.
This time around the button at the top of the zipper went on the inside of the skirt.
|Best representation of the actual colour of the fabric|
And, of course, it needed a lining to make it easier to wear.
This is one of those skirts that can be dressed up or dressed down. With heels and a jacket it looks quite business-like, despite the print. With flip-flops and a more casual top it can go to a picnic. After its initial outing, the only tweak that it needs, is to sew down along the topstitching of the pocket at the very top, so that the pocket stays in place every time I shove my hands in and out. (bad habit, I know) Guess the waist could have been a tad more snug, too, but the skirt stays put, even after umpteen times of getting in and out of the car, so I'm not going to bother changing the waist. (Way to much stitching to undo!)
Quilting cotton looks so much better as a skirt!