Saturday, 28 September 2019

Senna skirt in stripes

The main requirement that our eldest has for the skirts/ dresses that I sew for her is that it needs to be long. I feel maxi skirts and dresses are not the handiest garments for school so I was looking for something that would meet her requirement of being long and my requirement of being not too long. Enter the midi skirt!
The Senna skirt by WISJ is great as it works for knits, french terry or woven. I love that it is so versatile. And our daughter loves it, because it is long enough for her to wear to school. The slits at the sides of the skirt make the skirt even easier to play in. The back of the skirt is gathered, which gives the skirt enough room. Different fabrics give the skirt a different look. 
It is a quick sew, the only thing that took some time was lining up the stripes and getting the elastic through the waistband. Oh and adding seam allowance. I prefer pdf patterns that have seam allowance included, but this pattern does not.
I did not add a drawstring as our eldest does not want to wear clothing with buttons or drawstrings or anything else (for bottoms, so jeans and skirts). She just wants elastic in the waistband. This skirt fits all her requirements so you can imagine it is an absolute favourite!
The top is a pass me down shirt from a good friend of mine. You might have seen it on her blog. I love it that our girls can wear these unique and still home made clothing (not by me, but by her).

Fabric: stripe fabric that I bought it Italy, it barely stretches.
Pattern: Senna skirt by WISJ
Sizing: 18M to 14Y
Options: optional pockets and adding a drawstring in the waistband
Difficulty: for beginners


# Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 67 new fabric - used 63 fabric - used 5 gifted fabric - used 15 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 67 in 83 out

# Patterns in 2019: 16 in - 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)

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