Itch to Stitch (affiliate link) released FOUR patterns this week. They form a collection that is perfect for a work wardrobe. I tested one of the pieces, the Seville skirt. I used a fabric that had been in my stash for two years and that I actually bought to make a blazer for one of my girls. The skirt screams spring, and will probably not be suited for every work place, but for mine it is.
The Seville is a fit-and-flare
skirt, which means it is fitted at the top but flares out evenly at the
bottom. An A-line skirt only flares at the sides, the Seville, due to
the front seam, flares on all sides. The skirt is designed to hit the
natural waist, but my version hits a bit higher. After I sewed my skirt
Itch to Stitch posted an awesome blog post on how to measure your
waist. I obviously did it incorrect. My belly is dis-appropriate big
compared to my waist, but the post tells you how to deal with that.
bought the fabric on a fabric market and have no clue about the
designer. It is a heavy weight fabric with a soft velvet like top layer.
When I started drawing the skirt on the fabric I quickly saw I did not
have enough fabric, I was pretty close, but just not enough. I sewed a
small triangle in the back middle seam at the bottom. I made sure the
print is not distorted. The triangle is in the small flare so it is
almost invisible, I dare you to spot it on the picture.
I sewed the skirt on my sewing weekend. Relating to that post, I tossed two coins and the La Maison Victor goes to Multivroon and the Knippies to Marjo, could you please send me your contact info? Until the end of the weekend you will get a
20% discount on your entire order with the code "4releases". So, also
on the great trouser pattern, I love wearing my jeans.
I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free
to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google
translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than
English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my
affiliate links, I get a small commission (the price stays the same for
you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.