Jul 302015
 

I’m posting today over at imagine gnats about the Deer and Doe Chardon skirt I made.
blue and moss chardon skirt

I actually made a test version, first — I still rarely make actual muslins, but I like making wearable test versions!
purple chardon skirt

This purple chardon skirt is a size 38 sewn with 3/8″ seam allowances, rather than 5/8″ seam allowances as instructed. I did this because my waist measurement is about 27.5″, and size 38’s waist measurement is 26.75″. However, the waist ended up looser than I liked, so I realized that just a regular size 38 worked well for me.
purple chardon, pleats

I like the length of this version — its hem is a little higher because I sewed View B, but left off the contrast hem for a shorter skirt.
purple chardon skirt, side

I didn’t take a picture of it, but I did line this skirt, too. Instead of a picture of the lining, here’s a picture of the zipper! 😀
purple chardon skirt, zipper

Even though this version is a little bit big around the waist, I’ve been wearing it a lot. I like it with my octopus tank and grampa cardi, hehe!
purple chardon skirt

  2 Responses to “Deer and Doe chardon skirt”

  1. What a great skirt! I really love both of these. The purple one is flirty and fun, and the minty one is perfect for work. Well done! I agree, the washer linen is lovely to work with. I just made a blouse for me and shorts for Joe from some. It irons well too, and doesn’t get shiny like some 100% linen.

  2. Lovely work. I like the two tone one – very subtle.

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