First make of 2015 YEAH!!! Since planning my winter capsule wardrobe in september I have been keeping well into my original plans, working towards what were the identified gaps within my wardrobe. No apologising for patting my own back here! I’m feeling rather proud that during my sewing break I successfully avoided changing plans because of new pattern launches or fabric bought/ received.
The make in question is grainline moss skirt in wool tweed. Both from my stash.
Before I dish the goodies about the skirt & all I got a little controversial thing to say. Sometimes reading too many online reviews trow you on the wrong track. I love them because they often offer great advice and guidance when things are really off but is so easy to forget they are based on a personal opinions and may not be the same for you …what I’m saying it’s listen to your own gut when it tells you to ignore what you read! When seeking reviews about the fit and size most people mention how tight the skirt turned when they picked the “right” size from the chart. I’m ignoring the comments about the waistband (I didn’t find any problem BTW). I must have seen every version of the mini (or not so mini) moss skirt on the blogland and they got me convinced this pattern runs small.
Based on my measurements on the grainline size chart I fit on size 10. I have sewn a size 8 lakeside shorts and fit was ok-ish. Because the nature of the wool I didn’t want to risk having anything too tight because it needs the wearing ease. My gut was telling me to still cut 8 but I went against it and cut size 10. Result?
Ahhaammm, swimming!!!! It wasn’t hard to fix it only losing me an evening but if it was too small would have been worst Do a muslin/toile when in doubt. Lesson learned!
This fabric is just delicious but a hairy fraying bitch! The inside is very pretty too (same texture but with a little less shimmer). I tried the skirt with the hem band on at first but felt it looked too behaved.
I went rebel and turned into the mini skirt version by turning the hem band inside and hemming.
Instead of buttons I used two hock & eyes.
When fixing the size I took great care to keep all my sides matching as much as possible! OCD!
Call me weird but I kind of love fly zippers and the opportunity to use some bad ass metal zippers!
Ready for a butt shot?
This pattern works best for fabrics without a pattern so all the cool details like the back yokes show up. I didn’t topstitch my seams because it wouldn’t shown.
I really love my skirt. Specially paired my faux fur vest under my leather jacket.
I wanted to add a detachable fur collar until it hit me that I could wear the gilet underneath giving the impression it had a furry collar. Win Win. Extra warmth and style. What do you guys think?