I began sewing in January. I wanted to make myself a skirt that was easy, cute and flattering. I bought New Look 6192 on a whim and decided to make view A. Not good. Too straight for my, errr, curvy figure. I had cut a size 14 for view A and it was a tad big, so I tried view B and I sized down to a 12. It worked perfectly! I used a orange polka dot quilting cotton (gasp!). It washes great, but needs a quick iron before wearing.
I made some changes to the pattern. I altered the waistband by simply not adding a drawstring to the middle portion. I used 3/8" elastic on the top and bottom portions, which created a smooth, semi-flat waistband.
I also added a lining.
I made another version using a vintage-inspired yellow cotton:
I altered the waistband here, as well as added a lining. I did just iron this, so I have no idea where the wrinkles came from, but now that I think about it I did squeeze in making lunches, throwing a load in the washing machine and hemming a pair of shorts for my daughter before my photo shoot!
I wear these skirts everywhere in place of shorts. I've never really like shorts. Shorts have never really like me. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I've made a few more versions, which I'll post about soon!
Till next time,