I feel like this month was the skirt month for me, I made three and I have at least two planned.
Today I want to talk about the latest pattern from Designer Stitch Patterns , the Carmen Skirt.
The description on the Designer Stitch website is perfect :
The Carmen is all about being SASSY, FLIRTY and SEXY !!!
The length of the Carmen gives you the opportunity to wear it for all seasons – Short and Flirty for the warmer months and Long and Flouncy for the cooler months.
The styling of the Carmen gives the impression of a wrap skirt – but with the clever front seam construction it retains its modesty and stays fully closed at the front.
When I took the pictures it was really windy outside, not the perfect weather for pictures but perfect to illustrate how windproof this is.
I made my skirt in a cotton sateen with a bit of stretch. Because the wrong side of the fabric is showing on the flounce I searched for a fabric with two nice sides but could not find anything I liked in my stash. I did find a piece of cotton eyelet and decided to face my flounce.
Long story short, if you want to do this, you need to remember to cut mirror images of your flounce pieces. I forgot that and ruined a big piece of my eyelet. I think this is a great idea, you also finish the edge of the flounce, so no hemming and it gives also a bit body and structure on the flounce.
The pattern, while it looks a bit complicated it is really easy, for some people, the most challenging part it might be the invisible zipper on the back, but the instructions are included.
The patterns come with 3 waist options and two length options. I think it will be great made in a drapey wool and worn with boots for the fall/winter time.
I did a little video review also on YouTube!
...and here is the "action" video!
I love this pattern and I am definitely going to make the longer option too.
The pattern is for a few days on sale .
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