Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ottobre 1/2012 #33: Girl's Denim Skirt

After botching the jacket part of the "jacket and skirt outfit" plan, I figured I'd still go ahead with the skirt as planned. Until I can make another nice jacket or top, my daughter can wear something she already owns with the skirt.

To keep it versatile, I made the skirt out of denim. I will likely make her a nice winter dress in a couple of months and wanted this to fill in the gap now and also hopefully work into the spring. To guard again growth spurts, I made the pattern quite a bit longer than as drafted. Honestly, between that and other changes, it doesn't look all that much like the technical drawing!

(Pardon the wrinkles in all the pictures. My daughter was snuggled up with a book on the couch when I pestered her for these pictures. She wasn't really pleased at all. Hence, no faces in the pictures!)

Ottobre 1/2012 #33

I used buttons instead of the recommended ring snaps. Because of the added length, I had to use five rather than four. It looks like I should move the top button over a bit so the button bands line up better below the waistband.

Ottobre 1/2012 #33

In the name of simplicity, I left off the belt loops and back pockets. I guess the back pockets weren't just a matter of simplicity. I don't care for rear patch pockets if there isn't a yoke. Just a personal preference...

Ottobre 1/2012 #33

The skirt was a bit big when we first tried it on. Since I want this to fit for several months yet, I opted to add elastic to the back of the skirt rather than taking it in. The waistband accommodated 1" elastic perfectly.

This skirt has been a practical and helpful addition to my daughter's wardrobe and I think I'll probably use the pattern again.

3 comments:

  1. This is a very nice skirt. It looks comfortable and I like the style.

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  2. I would like one of those skirts! :) Very nice work.

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  3. Every girl needs a denim skirt and your daughter's looks like a great addition to the wardrobe.

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