GUYS. Someone please check my vitals because I think I’m ill… I’m having fun sewing wardrobe basics! What?! I realized during Me-Made-May that I didn’t have a single skirt that I wanted to wear– not one! I downloaded this pattern the day it was released, but kept setting it aside in favor of shinier projects. I’m so glad I finally made it!
It’s a well-known fact that I have a red-hot girl crush on Jen from Grainline Studio (EEEEEK, have you SEEN her new Lakeside Pajamas pattern?), and this pattern, the Moss Mini Skirt, just adds fuel to the fire! I love, love, LOVE this skirt! It’s semi-fitted, casual, and ultra wearable– everything I need and want in a skirt!
I used organic twill from Mood Fabrics, the same type (but a different colorway) that I used for my sister’s Kelly skirt. I love this twill– it’s just the right weight for skirts. I bought this fabric months ago, planning to make a jacket, but you’ve gotta live in the moment, right? CARPE DIEM AND CLEAR OUT THOSE STASHES, SEWISTS!
This was my first time putting in a zipper fly, so I was a little nervous, but Jen’s photo tutorial is really helpful if you’re a scaredy-cat (or you’re super brave, but you just want more visuals). To close the skirt, I used a jeans button from Taylor Tailor and I LOVE how it looks. It’s just so professional-looking! Taylor’s tutorial for inserting rivets (same process as jeans buttons) is great, too. I followed his advice and added two extra layers of twill between my button halves, so it’s nice and stable. I should have finished the edges of the center front seam before installing the fly, but since I didn’t, I ended up with a portion of the raw edges visible. I ironed a little square of very lightweight interfacing on top of the raw edges to seal them in.
I made a muslin, but the skirt fit quite well without any alterations. The yoke in the back makes for a really nice fit and looks very RTW. The only change I made was to shorten the hem band, and thus, the skirt, by 2″.
And look! I finished it off with a pug! My sister had these labels printed for me… aren’t they cute?
I’m really excited to have a new skirt in my wardrobe! I can see myself wearing this basically ’round the clock.
What is your favorite skirt or skirt pattern? And what are you working on right now?