Fabric: Maroon and black fabric I stole from my mom’s stash last year.
Finally, an “easy” pattern that is actually quick and easy. I delayed making this after I cut the pieces because I lost the directions. Actually, I’m wondering if the instructions were ever included because I don’t recall seeing them. It turns out the pattern is very straight forward and I didn’t need them.
I absolutely recommend this pattern because it’s a great wardrobe builder and each skirt has great longevity. I really want to make every skirt in this pattern and I know they would last for a good while since the cut is so timeless.
The only real issue I have is that long skirts somehow make me look shorter and dated. Anything below the knees and I look like a school marm or as if I’m playing dress up. #shortgirlproblems I guess. I shortened it but not by too much, otherwise the back pleats wouldn’t exist anymore. In the future, I’ll have to adjust the pattern to make the pleats start closer to the top.
I need to get less frustrated when working with lining. I hate how slippery it is, how easily and quickly it frays, how the holes remain after pinning. And it’s like it knows that even though the fabric I’m working with is dark, it’s still a little see-through, and that I like lined garments because they feel more expensive. It’s the most petulant, diva fabric. I hate it. It’s necessary and it knows it. Just another thing in sewing that I have to conquer. Off to cut more for my next project…