I made a couple of Hestia Skirts by I Am Patterns this summer - and I loved them. So it stands to reason that while it's getting cooler here, I'm not ready to give up on my summer favourites. That's where the beauty of layering comes into play.
I've swapped out the sneakers and singlets for boots, tights and a simple cashmere top. Still super comfortable, easy to wear and warm! For everyday use, and walking the kids to school, I think I might throw on some flat shoes though!
The skirt features deep pockets (gotta love pockets!) at the side seams, a centre back zip and single button closure. The hem is a deep 8cm - double folded. This gives a little extra weight and because it is unlined, it reduces the chance of seeing seam allowances as you wear it.
If you are thinking about making this pattern - it is super easy! The only fit measurement to worry about is the waist. The skirt is gathered to fit the waist band - so simply gather a little more or less to fit the waist band. No need to toile this one!
I suspect I will be making another of these skirts - a light wool, just for winter. I imagine it will be like walking around in a cosy blanket - only looking a little more stylish than the average blanket... Until then, here are some memories of warmer days....sigh.
Miss Maude Made Summary
Pattern: Hestia Skirt by I Am Patterns
Fabric:100% cotton gingham from my stash.
Special Equipment: Button hole foot.
Would I make it again? Yes, next time I'll try a lightweight wool.
Where will I wear this? Everyday with flats, or throw on some heels for something a little more formal.
I should point out that there is a mistake in the pattern instructions when it comes to attaching the waist band. This is simple to work out if you have sewn a few waist bands before, however I am happy to email you corrected instructions if you purchase this pattern.
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