There’s no question that I love a good skirt. It was one of the first things I ever learned how to sew AND I even wrote an ebook about how to sew one for yourself! ((If you’re a newbie sewer, THIS is the book for you!)
When Colette Patterns released their Zinnia skirt a while back, I immediately knew I could make it in an array of fabrics. It was the perfect “fitted” skirt, with just enough flair. The zipper looked easy to install AND there was a button in the back. WINNING!
Callie from City Craft, a locally owned fabric boutique in the heart of Dallas, sent me some woven ikat fabric that looked like it was MADE to be paired with this skirt pattern, so I cut + sewed, and created one of my favorite looks! This skirt has so many options… I’ll be able to dress it up or down for the upcoming holiday season, which I am oh so excited about!
On the Zinnia skirt pattern I made a couple of changes. First, I had to add two pleats to the back to allow it to fit the waistband. For some reason, the waistband ended up way smaller than the body of the skirt– easy fix! ((and most likely user error!)) Second, when it came time to sew on the waistband, I had no idea what the instructions were saying ((it was most likely the cold medicine I was taking…). So, I sewed the waistband strip down the short edges and over to the button extension flap line, flipped right side out, pressed in the raw edges at 5/8″ and just put the waistband on the skirt and sewed on the top and bottom edges. It worked out perfectly!
Wanna make one for yourself? City Craft is hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a copy of the Zinnia skirt pattern AND $25 shop credit (valid in store + online)