Pattern Review: New Look 6106
Despite not being busy on the blog things have been busy. I purchased an overlocker and went on a one day course to get to get to grips on it. After feeling more confident with using it, I decided to try it out on a linen skirt. All of the inside seams are underlined and overlocked as I wanted a heavy drape on the skirt.
So I must confess that this entire skirt was stolen. I had spied this linen print in my my mum's sewing room when I was back home at the end of June. I sneakily packed it into my suitcase along with this New Look skirt pattern which I also stole!
Believe it or not this is the first time I have made skirt with pockets. I was really unsure about inserting them at first, but then decided to go with it. Too be honest with the busyness of the print you don't really notice them. I cut a size 16 and the only alteration I made was to take an inch of the top of the waistband as it was a bit thick for my liking.
I was hesitant about the length of the skirt (sometimes I am not sure that I can pull off midi skirts) but I actually really like it. It is super comfortable and easy to wear and I feel that the skirt allows the fabric to be the star of the show. Although stolen, after confessing my theft to my mum she shared that this was purchased at Simply Fabrics in Brixton for around £5-£6 per metre.
This is a simple skirt pattern that is easy to make and the pockets are a fun detail!
You can see my Pattern Review here.
The skirt is a great addition to my Summer wardrobe. I am working on a few summer tops before I start my Autumn Winter sewing.