Here’s a skirt that I finished up quite a while ago.
Pattern: Ginger by Colette Patterns.
This was the first paid-for pattern of Colette’s that I used (I made the Sorbetto before but it’s a free pattern). It’s marked as a Beginner pattern and it is definitely a good choice for a first fitted skirt.
Material: 1.5m of grey wool from Trimmings. At €18/m, this was not a cheap project but I needed a grey skirt and could find nothing else suitable. At least I have been getting a ton of wear out of it since I finished it. I also lined it even though there are no instructions to do so. I managed to squeeze the lining out of 1m – the skirt pieces are quite wide!
I wasn’t very awake when I put this together. I just slapped in the zip so thankfully it all lines up ok at the back!
All in all, the pattern is great. It’s laid out spaciously and very clearly. There are some extra hints for a good finish, which I really liked, especially for attaching the facing to the zip. The second option on the pattern, where you cut the skirt pieces on the bias, is more difficult. I got some really lovely tan cord in Murphy Sheehy’s on sale thinking the nap would show off the bias cut – which it does – but after about ten tries, failed completely at getting the zip to lie properly. My mum gave me some tips which I have yet to try, so hopefully I will soon have another Ginger to show.