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.
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.
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!