Enter my third incarnation of the Dolores Pocket Skirt by Ready Ruthie. I volunteered to be a pattern tester last summer and found the pattern fitted me really well. I think the great fit has to do with the shaped waistband. It doesn't seem to be available commercially yet, but when it does I would highly recommend it.
My two previous versions are blogged about here and here. I was going to make another one straight away and cut out a third but never got around to sewing it together so onto my UFO pile it stayed until the weekend.
Onto the lovely blue printed fabric. It is a limited edition re-run of a Lucienne Day print to celebrate 150 years of the John Lewis department store (it also came in a brown / tan colour-way too).
Nothing new to report in terms of the construction, it went together quite quickly in just under three hours (without cutting out the fabric or pattern) and I was very happy with my top-stitching which was very satisfying to do!
Onto the photos:
|More top-stitching on the pocket and a fairly reasonable attempt at stitching-in-the-ditch|
|I used some left-over cotton for the waistband facing and hem-facing|