I saw this skirt while stalking Anthropologie’s website and knew it would be a perfect summer skirt.
There were a few problems
- I don’t wear skirts shorter than my knee.
- I don’t like having summer skirts lined unless they are sheer.
- I don’t have a pink telephone to pose with.
So I decided to make my own. I had a yard of linen/poly blend that I found at the thrift store for one dollar. I gotta say I love the linen/poly blend idea. You get the breathability of linen with the non-wrinkling of polyester. I really do love the fuschia and yellow options Anthroplogie gives you, but I already had this fabric and the natural linen color will match everything.
Here is what I came up with.
Have you ever made something, worn it for a couple of hours, thought it was fine, then seen a pic and just known it wasn’t quite right? I mean I knew when I started it wasn’t going to look exactly the same since I was adding quite a bit of length, but it just wasn’t quite there. Problem was that I couldn’t just hem it more because then I would mess up the tuck placement which I do really like. So I cut off the waistband about a 1/4 below the casing seam line then I cut off 1/2 inch from the top of the skirt and sewed it all back together with 1/4 inch seam allowances effectively shortening it 1 inch. Does it look better…
So am I just being crazy that I think it looks so much better, because I do think it looks tons better. Can an inch make that much of a difference or am I just telling myself it does because I did all the work to make it that way?
I worked with gromets for the first time on this skirt. They really aren’t that hard to insert as long as you have a hammer, concrete floor, and some needle nose pliers. It was one of the details I really liked about this skirt.
I couldn’t get my waistband to look quite like theirs. Somehow theirs seem stiffer. I don’t know if my fabric is too thin or if they just have a fuller skirt, but it is a minor detail. I really like this skirt. It is going to make Me Made June a lot easier now that I have a neutral-goes with anything-summer skirt.
Time to make: I forgot to time myself but I am guessing 2 hours.