Pattern: Wiksten Tulip Skirt.
Fabric: Op shop.
This is a skirt I've had bookmarked for a while... yes, a looooong time .... I couldn't get a hold of the Stitch Magazine that featured the pattern. Until now. It's available for download here. And if you're lucky you could get it discounted if you google for a discount code. Worth a try peoples.
The original Wiksten pattern has a waist tie which I omitted because I usually don't wear high waisted skirts with a top tucked in. If it had the tie then I wouldn't be able to wear a top over the err... top.
I was going to add two buttons on the waistband. With a rainbow of buttons too which I'm afraid was a baaaad late night decision. Luckily the next morning I reconsidered, emailed pics to a few friends and got some good feedback on my new button choice. Thank goodness for friends on the other side of the world huh.
|YIKES 80's flashback!|
The waistband has two hook and eyes as per the pattern.
I would recommend lining the skirt if a) your fabric is sheer and b) your fabric sticks to your tights and c) just line the skirt ok?
I love the back of the skirt. It skims nicely because the fabric has just the right amount of stiffness.
I feel like it sits too far up than I'm comfortable with, so next time I will make it a size up so that it sits lower on my waist. I will add some length too.
The fabric was an op shop find... about six lovely metres of it. Happy face.
Next project is Sewaholic's Alma blouse!!!