As mentioned in yesterday's post I am taking part in One Week One Pattern or affectionately known as OWOP. My pattern of choice is the By Hand London Charlotte skirt.
I made it from some black and white plaid twill that has been in my stash for years which I made into this Simplicity 9620 Shift Dress. There is still some left to make another item of clothing too! The fabric frays a lot so I had to be super speedy with the French Seams during construction. I hand-stitched the waistband and hem which was a therapeutic hours sewing.
I added a back split taking inspiration from this Simplicity 2154 Pencil Skirt I made in 2013. The addition of the back split makes this skirt so much more comfortable and easy to walk in. You definitely have to wiggle around with a very restricted gait if you don't add a split / pleat of some description to this pattern.
Here are the internal shots for your viewing pleasure.
|Almost perfect plaid matching around the zip|
|Perfect plaid matching on the internal waistband - where nobody can see it!|
|Back split and hand-stitched hem|
|Perfect side seam matching with a French Seam|
|Neat zip and back seam with Hong Kong seam using black satin bias binding|
Tomorrow I'll be wearing my tropical print BHL Charlotte skirt. Hopefully it won't look too out of place on a wintery London day.