You may remember this post from last year when I tarted up my so-called sewing area (aka the window seat in the lounge). I chopped up the floor length curtains and used the offcuts to make littler curtains to hang under the window seat, mainly to hide all our junk, although my sewing machine also resides there. I have to be oh so careful not to whack it around too much for fear of damaging it - so far I've been a very good girl!
Anyway, I had about a metre/metre and a half left over which has sat in my stash for a good six months or more so I thought I'd make a skirt out of it. I've been after a brown skirt for a while. Btw, have you noticed a brown theme to pretty much everything I make? If it's not brown itself, then it will go with something that is!
Initially I thought about making another Cambie skirt, but actually, I've been hankering after a proper pencil skirt after seeing some crackers on t'web plus Helen's amazing green one IRL. Guess which pattern I used? Gertie's? The Burda Jenny used in Sunni's sewalong?
Nope, I went back to my TNT NL6483 and just modified it a bit! (Boring, some might say...)
The length of the curtain piece was about right for what I had in mind - a longer, midi finish instead of knee length and the best part was that it was already hemmed!!
I added pockets as per all my NL6843s (using instructions from Megan Nielsen's Kelly skirt) and made the skirt a little more tapered than the pattern suggested. Unfortunately I think I must have overdone it a bit as I couldn't actually walk to start off with...! So I went back and put a slit in the back using the very traditional method(!) of opening up the centre back seam and just folding it back a touch before stitching it down. It works, so don't judge me!
My only tiny little regret is that I probably should have made it half an inch bigger round the waist. And this is after letting out the two extra little darts I've been putting into every skirt I've made from this pattern! Don't get me wrong, I haven't put on weight to thicken my waist and the fit is actually perfect but it feels a little snug, even though it isn't. Does that even make sense? Maybe it's all in my head?
Well anyway, here's to another work appropriate skirt.