Four Season Skirt Pattern

Last month I made myself another skirt. It was one of those projects that seemed to take a lot longer than it should!

I decided to make Vogue 9090 in a Abraham Moon wool. We’re lucky in that the Abraham Moon mill is in the next town and they have a mill shop, their wool fabric is gorgeous, it feels lovely. Last time we popped in they had a table full of 2-3m lengths at £5 a metre, a huge bargain – even in the mill shop it’s usually £20 a metre! I now have rather a large stash of Moon fabrics!

This is the third time I’ve used this pattern, the image on the front of the pattern isn’t particularly inspiring but it’s actually a lovely skirt to wear. I made it in cotton last summer and baby cord a couple of months back…

This was one of those makes that took a lot longer than it should! It’s a very simple make, I could probably make it in an afternoon if I concentrated and didn’t faff about. I used a coordinating cotton to line the pockets and also for the waistband lining, it all went together very easily.

I wore it a couple of times and decided it was a touch big, sitting on my hips rather than round my waist. I decided the easiest fix would be to simply take it in down the centre back seam. I carefully unpicked the zip and a bit of the hem and stitched a new back seam…

It didn’t take long, just long enough to lose the zip!! I hunted high and low for that darn zip, couldn’t find it anywhere. Eventually I gave up and bought another zip. It fit’s much better now and I’ve worn it several times.

My daughter was home for a few days over Mothers Day weekend. We visited the RHS garden in Harrogate, Harlow Carr, a perfect spot for a photo…

…and a selfie…

Of course the zip appeared as soon as I had stitched the other one in…it was in the dog bed!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Four Season Skirt Pattern

  1. claire93 says:

    of course it was in the dog bed! where else would it be?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Every sewing project, especially if it’s on a timer, something, usually a pattern piece disappears!

    Like

  3. Lovely piece.
    I bought some skirt lengths of wool,
    Thirty ISH years ago.
    Now can’t find them.
    But I did make a dogs bed from an old wool skirt that the dogs just loved!

    Liked by 1 person

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