And so the skirt story continues… This fabulous little number is the 2nd of the wiggle skirts to be made from the same basic pattern. This one & Barbara share the same bones, only the pocket treatments are different. And this one is 4cm longer.
The fantastic fabric was a purchase from Rosenberg at the Sewing Show in Birmingham earlier this year & we love the colour! The lining is in a similar colour from Fred Winter in Stratford on Avon. So unfortunately this doesn’t count as a stash busting project as I bought the fabric this year, but it is only the 5th project I’ve specifically bought fabric for – out of a total of 50 projects of all sorts completed so far this year, I think that’s pretty good going! I’m not counting the fabric I need to buy for the Etsy shop items though, that would be unrealistic!
Veronica was “inspired” by a rather fabulous late 1940′s dress pattern I’d seen on Pinterest. It has some really interesting style lines, but I loved the pocket treatments on the skirt.
Again, I used the dart as a seamline and created the pockets from there. The dart needed to be moved over towards the centre a bit, & angled further to create the right line. I drew it all on the pattern in pencil to start & ran up a quick toile to check the angles, then drew all over the toile to correct the shape! This is what the final pieces ended up looking like… Sorry it’s all a bit fuzzy, darned mobile camera is not the best.
I will definitely do a tutorial on how to make both Veronica & Barbara in the next month or so, so if you’d like to make a skirt like this for yourself, follow the instructions to draft & fit a basic skirt block so you’re ready!
So, without further ado, I give you.. Veronica!