A quick post about my new By Hand London Charlotte skirt that I finished last week using the remnants of some gorgeous Autumnal printed floral linen I bought from Sew Over It last year. I made a Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress out of the first metre and a half which I absolutely love. I thought the remaining metre of fabric would be perfect to squeeze a Charlotte pencil skirt out of it and I'm really pleased I did.
No changes to the pattern since the last version (I have graduated from one size at the waist to a larger size at the hips). I constructed it with French Seams, bias bound the centre back seam around the zip with black bias-binding and hand stitched a deep hem.
I lengthened the waistband so I could overlap it and added press-studs for extra security. Overall a speedy make if you exclude the sewing of eight darts!
My wool and cashmere coat is the Sew Over It 1960's Coat which I get lots of wear out of in the winter months.
Pattern: By Hand London Charlotte Skirt Pattern = £9.00 (£4.50 as it's the second time I've used it)
Fabric: 1 metre of linen from Sew Over It = £10 (from stash)
Gutterman Thread: Burgundy from stash = free
Invisible Zip: Black = 50p
Bias Binding: 2 metres of black satin bias binding from Ray Stitch = £2.20
Press-studs: from my Grandma's stash = free