Inspiration:The fabric really inspired my creativity and I really wanted to have a magical inspired shoot with a pink wig, bunny ears and teacups unfortunately the reality I had only 10 mins to get dressed and take my few photos before we had to babysit our nephews. Was that or wait and take the photos next year… I couldn’t wait to share.
Pattern: By Hand London: Charlotte Skirt. The pattern comes in a sleeved envelope, it is printed in tissue pattern and has a instruction booklet. It has contemporary fashion illustration instead of traditional pattern layout.
Pattern skill: beginner /easy
Fabric: I was very blessed to be given this alice in wonderland fabric in a swap. The fabric belonged to Katie and you can see our sister’s outfit here. I really love sharing fabric with other sewists so we have a little bond over our outfits.
As I mention before, the pattern were kindly given to me by Annie from The Village Haberdashery and She is sponsoring a giveaway here for both the Charlotte Skirt and the Elisalex dress. I’m planning to run it next week.
Size and alterations: Size 12. I didn’t have enough fabric for the peplum so I cut the pattern once on single and divided in half. I used bias to increase length. I really wanted to emphasise my waist so I changed the waistband making it higher and longer with a lip shape. The contrast of the waist and the peplum is my favourite feature of the skirt. All my seams have been enclosed by hong kong finish as Cris has her turn on our shared overlocker. I loved doing it and the skirt look so beautiful in the inside that I’m inspired to try more elaborated seams.
Details and Notions: Bias tape & 8” zipper.
Time to complete: It’s fairly simple but I have sown in small batches of time so I don’t know how long did it take.
First worn: Today.
Will you make it again? Yes, its supper cute!
What I could have done better? Better photos so I added some fake snow for a holiday spirit.
My machine is very sturdy and took the many layers quite well but I should have interfaced with a lighter interface.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: Its flattering on my shape and its quite romantic. My first peplum outfit too!
Photo shoot camera: Olympus D 475+ Gorilla tripod.