Grainline studio Moss mini skirt: diy denim midi pencil skirt

Grainline studio moss mini skirt (lengthened to midi length) worn with Grainline studio Archer button up shirt

Who Diss? Three blog posts in as many days?!

I am trying to keep these posts brief as they are mainly all patterns I have sewn before.

Today I am sharing a pattern I first made 7 years ago! What? It has taken me that long to revisit this pattern, and it is so close to being great, but could still benefit from a few more minor tweaks. This is the Grainline Studio Moss Mini which I first made here. Picture from back then also shown below.

Grainline studio moss mini skirt (lengthened to midi length) worn with Grainline studio Archer button up shirt
Grainline Moss (not so) Mini Skirt in cord.

My new version is made from a rigid denim that was leftover from a new pair of Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans that I will share later this week. I had a leftover piece of fabric measuring approximately 90 cms in length, with a long narrow piece attached (about 75 cm x 65 cm). With some careful single layer cutting, and by cutting the pocket facings and linings from cotton, I was able to cut this version out. It has already been worn and whilst I think I need a tad more room for my bum/ hips, trust me when I say this fits me so much better than the first version.

Grainline studio moss mini skirt (lengthened to midi length) worn with Grainline studio Archer button up shirt

I wish I had had enough fabric to add back pockets and I also wish I had done double top stitching on the seams and I probably should have left a front or back slit in the skirt, but I still like this. I think it will also be cute worn with tights and boots in the winter.

Moss Mini Version 2 Fitting Notes

  • This was cut as a straight size 18
  • I did a 5/8ths inch full tummy adjustment. This is the tutorial I essentially follow.
  • I did a 5/8ths inch full bum adjustment. I probably need to make it an inch next time. This is the tutorial I essentially follow for this.
  • I cut this skirt out with the hem bands attached at the bottom of the pattern, plus a further 2 inches of length
  • I added a centre back seam to the waistband and curved the waistband by taking 0.5 inch tucks out of the top of the waistband
  • I added 0.25 inches to the side seams at the hips. I might make this 0.5 inches next time.
  • My standard practice when making any denim items now, be they jeans or skirts, is NOT to interface the waistbands. I have never had any issues with stretching out. I find denim waistbands to be supremely more comfortable without interfacing. I just interface at the buttonhole/ button area.

Another good, classic, easy to wear piece added to my wardrobe. The linen shirt I am wearing in the photos is also 4 years old. Wardrobe basics. They just don’t go out of fashion.

See you soon!

Grainline studio moss mini skirt (lengthened to midi length) worn with Grainline studio Archer button up shirt

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

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