I really wanted to wear it today, but it was really warm. Of course I also wanted to wear boots. All of this was too much bundling for the unseasonable 70F (that's about 23C for my non-U.S. friends!) weather we had today. I'm not complaining though, because I'm not looking forward to a return to the normal cold weather we have at this time of year! I ended up wearing a cotton tank I'd made with Simplicity 2593 with it.
|The pocket lining peeks out. I'm thinking to bar tack either to top or bottom of the pockets, but haven't decided which would be better.|
|I used a lapped zipper in the back with hook and eye on the waistband. One day I might try doing the lapped zipper with the waistband as well.|
I'm actually surprised that this design works with a wool flannel. Eugenia used a linen for her version, and I was afraid that this would turn out stiff. Not a completely irrational fear as I have experience with cartoonish skirts.
|I have Eugenia to thank for tuning me into this skirt. It doesn't look so great in the magazine photo.|
|Burdastyle 06-2010-112 line drawing|
You can probably tell immediately that one of the things I changed in my version of this skirt was to leave off the patch pocket. I was going to put it on, but because I shortened the hemline by 2 inches (I typically petite skirts and pants by 2 inches) the pocket looked enormous even though I had petite-d that by one inch as well. Because the flannel was so thick the pocket just wasn't going to work. I think my skirt looks all the better without it. (Another thing that the thick flannel wasn't going to work for was folding the hem band over, so I cut a lining piece and turned and stitched it in the ditch from the right side.) At first I thought I shouldn't have petite-d the skirt so that it would be close to knee length and more suitable for winter wear but (a) what's done is done, and (b) I'm happy with it. The other thing I did was add a rayon lining using this Threads tutorial called "Adding a Lining to Your Custom-Pleated Skirt". It was super easy, but I think that because only the waistband is pleated rather than the hem line being pleated as well, the lining is too big. It tends to peek out when I sit.