Can I just say how proud I am of myself at this point in time in keeping up with this challenge? I usually cave and give in by now, but here I am having finished five garments so far, two more very close to being finished and August's issue just landed in my mailbox today with quite a few lovely patterns in it so this shan't be the month I give up. Plus so far all the garments have been from the stash. Yay for me!
For the May project I chose skirt #119, which has a wide shaped yoke, with a fly front, several pleats across the front and side pockets.
The fabric I used is a long time stash resident, bought from a garage sale I think, and it was a smallish piece of printed cotton that I just managed to eek this pattern out of. This was one of those fabrics that I wasn't sure if I liked or not, having quite a busy print with flowers that look like lips (according to my husband!). But I like how it turned out in this skirt.
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Admittedly I did wear this out this week wearing black tights and a black turtleneck jumper because it's been so cold around here, but for this photo I cranked up the heater and pretended it was spring instead. Besides a cardie and a nursing singlet top is far more practical for me to wear at the moment.
My verdict on this skirt: it's very good! Simple to sew, comfortable to wear, practical with it's pockets, and flattering with it's roominess. I may even make this again in a solid coloured cotton for summer, it's a nice alternative to a plain a-line skirt.