You may remember my ultimate work skirt, and the version before that, but the time has come for another work skirt!
This time it's made in a plaid heavyweight flannel/brushed cotton, which, despite its lovely fluffiness, feels and looks more like a suiting/tweed. It's the perfect fabric that I could've asked for -- easy to sew with (after pattern matching, but that was a distant memory by the time I came to assemble the skirt), comfortable and warm to wear, and smart to look at.
This version is almost identical to the last one, with the only tweak being that the waistband has been widened slightly. This means that from View D of the pattern (McCalls 3830), my version is scaled down to a size 4, with a 3cm waistband and lining added.
If you are wondering how to add the waistband and lining - this tutorial is for you!
Here's the skirt inside out:
I love the funky lining - I think the orange sets off the orange lines in the skirt perfectly.
As with last time, I hand blind hemmed the skirt again. Here's what it looks like on the inside.
And that's it! I'm pleased to have this addition to my work wardrobe, and still in time for the cold weather.
How about you? What's your first project this year?