Wedgwood skirt

22.2.16

Skirts were never a big part of my wardrobe, mainly because in my adult years I couldn´t find any with small enough waist and also because I´m too cold during Winter and like to cover up everything, haha!
Fitting issues are transversal to all sizes, though I must agree it´s easier to make alterations by taking in some parts rather than adding. I get to skip most of the on paper alterations and adjust on my fabric pieces.
I had tried making gathered waist skirts before, but was never too thrilled about the results; if you go with a medium weight fabric it just adds so much to your hips it makes a puffed balloon effect no one desires, not even little-miss-no-waist-no-hips-no-butt here.
So, pleats were in order, but seriously, who has the patience to do all the calculations to get the right number of pleats around you, with the exact same width, gaah leave it to the professionals.
The Wedgwood skirt by Straight Stitch Designs brings you a simple box pleated skirt, with a back exposed zipper (or a side invisible one), two lenghts and some pockets with flaps I didn´t include, I´ll talk about it in a sec.





My first attempt for my testing skirt was with a grey cupro. And I have to talk about because you must be warned, ha! Cupro is like the devil in disguise for fabrics. It taunts you with its silky glossy look and you give in, passionately thinking you´ll make the most gorgeous flowy piece out of it. Never. It is in control and there´s not much you can do about it. Silk, chiffon, viscoses have nothing on this baby: it´s the most uncontrolable thing that changes shape even if you have it pinned, glued, scotch taped. It also wrinkles just by touch. For testing purposes I didn´t have enough time to master the beast, but i´ll get to it again and yes, it shall be a skirt! Regardless, it gave me an idea for the overall fit and for the adjustments I had to do.




This is a size 0 to which I removed 1" on each side seam to make it sit right at waistline. Because of that, my side pleats are far closer than the pattern predicts, so the pockets weren´t working: the flap was overlapping the front pleat and compromising its draping, so I ommited them. It´s in knee length, which for my 5´2" works a little over that point but it´s actually the lenght I prefer.




On the list is now an invisible side zipper version in a light summery fabric. I´m just happy to have added this to my skirt TNT´s at testing phase.
The Wedgwood is on sale now so if you´re looking for a flattering, simple skirt pattern I do recommend it!

This blog post contains affiliate links but all opinions are my own.

17 comentários

  1. Muito bonita, o tecido é mesmo tentador, só de olhar!

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    1. Obrigada Teresa! O tecido é do sítio do costume (Feira dos Tecidos) e custou... 1€ haha! É uma mistura tipo flanela leve, boa para esta altura!

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  2. Gostei muito e estou muito tentada a fazer uma para mim só de olhar para esta!

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    1. Patricia, é uma óptima saia simples para ter no roupeiro! ;)

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  3. You look so pretty. As always ;)

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    1. Aww Annika thank you! you´ll get to see the real me soon, i´ll try to pose like that so you can recognize me haha!

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  4. A saia é linda e fica-me mesmo bem!! Adoro!

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  5. This is super super pretty!!! And the visible metal zipper looks amazing! I love your styling! Babe!!!!

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    1. Gaaah babe... i haven´t heard that since forever bahaha! Thank you my dear!

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  6. Your sewing is always so perfect and you look so gorgeous! After reading your posts, I always want to go sew something for myself. You seriously make everything look SO GOOD. <3

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    1. Ok so if I make you want to go and sew something for yourself, where´s your INARI?! Bahahaha i´m messing with you but seriously, go sew for yourself! <3

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  7. Um, WOW! You and Heidi have me dying to make one of these! So so great!

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    1. Please do it´s perfect! Thank you!

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