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    Wednesday
    May042016

    Me Made May - Everyday Skirt by Liesl & Co

    Are you taking part in Me Made May? I haven't made a formal pledge, but I tend to wear home made clothes pretty often anyway.

    I am pretty pleased with how this wearable practise skirt came out. I found the pattern at a charity shop a week or so ago, already cut in a size L, so I didn't make any alterations for this version other than adding premade piping to the pocket openings (which you can't see on this photo), and I think I'll make it again. It's very easy to wear and more flattering than most elasticated waist skirt patterns, as it's only elasticated at the back - the front has a flat waistband with a lightly gathered front panel. Pattern is the Everyday Skirt by Liesl & Co. They are the adult version of Oliver & S who make gorgeous kid's patterns - worth checking out if you haven't come across them. What's especially good is the range of decent boy patterns - boys are often rather left out when it comes to cute practical kids patterns.

    The instructions for the skirt were very clearly written, although I didn't really have to pay much attention to them. If you wanted an even easier sew, you could simply skip the pockets - just draw the pattern line staight across the pocket indent & skip the pocket pieces. I used a really small amount of fabic - less than a metre, but it was wider than quilting cotton - so it's a good one for using up fabric that's not got enough yardage for more complex skirts. I used a different gathering method than the pattern suggested - I did a line of zig zag stitching over a piece of cord, then took out the cord & stitches after sewing the gathers in place. The skirt isn't lined, but that's not a problem as I can just wear a slip underneath if I'm wearing tights, and in the summer I don't want a lined skirt anyway. Although this fabric is way more see through than I realised, so I might need to wear one anyway!