Hey everyone, meet my newest wardrobe addition! This is my circle skirt and I have to admit that I’m a little bit pleased with it. You already know about my seam finishing, lining and zip. And I have to admit I have really enjoyed taking my time over the construction of this skirt.
I love the pop of colour that the lining provides.
Being completely honest, when I first tried this on once I’d done all the hemming I was a little freaked out. There is nothing like horse hair braid in our modern wardrobe and I was a smidge concerned that I’d made a bad decision in using it.
But nope, I love the fullness it gives to the skirt! It helps to balance out my rather top-heavy torso and gives the skirt additional movement. I wore it all day on Saturday, including a trip to the supermarket. Admittedly in my brown tall boots rather than my gorgeous, vertigo inducing heels! I was comfortable and felt confident in it. And for me those are the two most important tests. If I feel good in the clothes then they’ll be worn.
It’s fun packing it all into the car when I drive, but that just makes me smile. I can see more of these in my future, particularly for the summer as it’s so comfortable and doesn’t restrict me in any way – great for running around with/after boy.
On the next go round though I will make a couple of changes. The biggest being taking about 4 inches off my waist. I can get my whole fist in between me and the waistband – I did err on the side of caution, but I feel I was a little too cautious! I may add some belt loops later and remedy this with a belt, or a tuck at the side seam. I’d also like to try using some gross grain as a waistband facing – so there’s no visible waistband, if that makes sense?
A more robust fabric may be in order too. This will be hand-wash only as I don’t think it’ll cope with being shoved in the washing machine! The fabrics would but I don’t think it’d do the hem any good at all.
I’ll definitely do a lapped zipper again, I’m really pleased how it came out and I like having the zip in a side seam. I’ve really enjoyed this sew-along and the skirts really are very quick to make. So thank you Casey for hosting the sew-along!
I wish I was a better clothes hanger for my skirt, but I’m getting there (very very slowly!) and I quite like how my legs look. Do any of you guys feel very self conscious posting pictures of yourself?