I have been seeing lots of pretty Gingers popping up around the blog world, but am not super keen on the high waist on me. Many of my skirts that I have been wearing for a number of years, sit a bit lower, and whilst I don't like them sitting on my hips any more, I think somewhere in-between is more me.
I have a pattern that I really like, Simplicity 5564, which now seems to be out of print.
I got out my trusty tracing paper and traced off the skirt piece twice. It was a cut on fold piece, so I just added a 1.5cm seam allowance. I then laid out the material, folded it to find the bias, had a bit of a play, then googled stripes on bias and got useful info from Coletterie and particularly helpful series of posts from Sunni at A Fashionable Stitch. I marked on the pattern pieces the stripes that I was trying to match, which really helped lining up the matching pieces. I will be basting everything together to check for fit, and will have a play regarding the pockets, which I will be 'making up as I go along'.
|checking the stripes|
Middlest Daughter has expressed more interest in sewing, and after her success with her bag last year, has chosen a skirt pattern and some material from my stash. I just need to get a zip to match the fabric and she is ready to go.