It is a style I have made before, slight A line based on another skirt of mine that made from my own measurements. The original skirt was made using methods form the Sew What Skirts book and from then on I just lay out that skirt and cut around it now I am certain it's a good fit.
Same back and front as you can see below...
As ever I like to do plenty of belt loops on these kinds of skirts as it drive me crazy if you only have a couple and the waistband starts to dip below the belt. I do two front and back and one each side. The skirt is lined in a pale blue so it can be worn over the coming cooler moths with thick tights without feeling a chill.
An outdoors shot and more crumpled sleeves!
Here are a few photos of the process below.
Just lay out the original skirt and allow for seams and darts.
Cut a lining to match.
Mark with pins where the darts will go based on the original skirt then fold and check both sides match, repeat on the lining pieces.
Make a few belt loops, I like to do six. Then fold and press a waistband, one long rectangle, check around your waist, face with interfacing, width up to you.
When I have been browsing Pinterest recently I have seen quite a few techniques where the fabric has been used in a different way to give varying effects. I think that maybe I should try and find other ways to add detail and interest rather than always going for the boldest of prints, watch this space I may need reminding!
We have just had a night away in Manchester, we went to see the amazing Switchfoot (band) and they were incredible, I was also impressed with Manchester. I have only ever passed through before and I have seen one concert in the past there but we were into the venue then back in the car last time. This time we had a chance to look around have a couple of meals including a lovely full English vegan breakfast ( Thank you Trof Northern Quarter). They also have an amazing vegetarian/vegan health food shop in the city that stocks everything, I was very impressed.
I was lucky that the concert took place during half term otherwise we wouldn't have been travelling there on a Monday evening with work the next day, my husband just booked a couple of days leave so we could have this break and it was great. It felt like a little holiday, my mum stayed with the boys and the dogs for the evening.