Monday, 30 October 2017

Autumnal BHL Charlotte Skirt


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

Total: £17.20

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow Caroline this is a gorgeous skirt! The fabric is perfect for autumn too.

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    1. Cheers Kathryn. The print is perfect for Autumn isn't it?!

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  2. What a beautiful skirt. It looks great with your coat too.

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  3. Beautiful! Love the floral print, I'm a sucker for florals on a dark background :D

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    1. Thank you Beata. The print is lovely isn't it!

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  4. I really love this fabric, great that you could squeeze another skirt out if it :)

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    1. Thanks I love this fabric too. It's perfect for this time of year!

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  5. Beautiful, I do love a print on a skirt, I'm trying to do a few more neutral items but prints give more of a wow. x

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  6. What a great skirt for Autumn wear. I have just finished lining a jacket and it felt like a bit of a schlep because I left it too long between making the jacket and then lining it but I got there in the end. Jo x

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  7. This is so nice! I love the coat youre wearing it with too.

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