And here is the wonderful Liberty Twill fabric that I bought with a Christmas Gift Voucher to make it happen.
If I can try to describe the cut- its A-line with a central pleat, sewn down at the top & pleat folded to the side. It looks slightly Japanese to me.
So, where to start? I took my skirt block and cut some adjustments:
- I added 4.5cm on each side at the front centre fold
- I tapered out and lengthened to get the A shape
- I added in an additional 4.5cm on each side at the front waist seams
I didn't do a pattern I just free cut it marking with pen on the back side of the fabric. Once I had it right i transferred it to pattern paper later ;) ignore pattern markings, I used another pattern paper. But you can see the shape and adjustment from my block:
I firstly got the pleat right. I sewed it down to just above the crotch so that the pleat would move with my legs! I added darts front & back, then literally just sewed the rest together!! i was very happy with how my invisible zipper went in:
And I used a bias tape on the hem as I wanted to keep as much length as possible and didn't want to bulk the hem around the pleat:
I switched up the buttons on a plain white corduroy shirt to go with it - cute aren't they?
Thanks for reading!
Messy Essy Makes