Like I said I finished a skirt from the newest Ottobre woman issue. It’s red and is lined with grey and red polka dot fabric and very pretty.
I bought the fabrics a while ago in my local fabric shop. They were left overs on discount, less then a meter of each and I bought them with the intention of making a simple lined skirt. The colors worked well together and the shell fabric even has some stretch but it is cotton.
It was relatively easy to make but still has pockets, invisible zipper and lining so in that sense it’s quite advanced. I cut a size 34 but made some alternations. I shortened it by about 10 cm and widened it by 2 cm at the waist. Normally I would have added those 2 cm at the side seams but because of the pockets I decided to make the darts shallower, and I think it worked ok. Also, I was supposed to sew the hem by hand, and since I am scared to death to hand stitch a hem I just did it on my machine.
The end result is a classic, well fitting skirt and I hope I will wear it a lot. I find the red a bit to red though (do you know what I mean?), but I am determined not to let it throw me off.