I made this skirt about a month ago and it’s been getting heavy use ever since; the fabric is 100% wool and is incredibly soft and cuddly. I didn’t use a pattern, although I was inspired by the Burda wool skirt. The front is gathered, the back has darts and I put in some pockets with some feature fabric around the edge, which looks very cute. I do love my pockets! It looks really nice with a top tucked in and some tights and it’s perfect to wear to work. I did make the waistband too big the first time and ended up needing to unpick the back and take it in, but I think it’s ok now! I’m trying to get some more everyday handmade clothes into my wardrobe, so this is a great addition. In other news, I mentioned in a previous post that I had signed up for a pattern cutting course. Well I had, but when I went to pay it had been cancelled due to low demand, which is very sad! This is a 5 week course at the local college for £75! Can’t believe no-one in Oxford knows a bargain when they see one, especially so soon after the Sewing Bee finished.
Anyway, I’m on the lookout for another one – I’m not going to give up that easily. There are some amazing ones at the London College of Fashion, which I’m quite tempted by. They’re pricey, but you get a whole week of 10am-5pm tuition, which would be quite a fun little holiday/project. Have you done any pattern cutting courses you’d recommend?