Some lightweight, deep blue denim fabric, bought on sale ages ago, has been waiting in my fabric stash for me to sew up into a skirt with pockets.
My new home-sewn skirt.
(The colour varies in the photographs ... it's actually a brighter blue than this!)
The pattern I used is Frankie & Ray's West Coast Skirt. I chose this particular pattern because I thought it was a simple one even though it included two things I hadn't attempted before. Pockets and elastic! I found both the pockets and the elastic easy to sew in. The trickiest part was turning the long and narrow skirt ties, which I made with the striped fabric of an old cot sheet, right side out. In the end, this simple technique demonstrated on this YouTube video, made it much easier. (Thank goodness!)
Drawstring in & pockets pinned on.
(This blue is more an accurate capture of the colour!)
Elastic at the back.
Turning over a "waistband" to hide the elastic.
I really like this skirt! I love the gentle A-line and the deep side pockets. I did shorten the length by adjusting the pattern so that it sits just below the knee rather than mid-calf. It was easy and quick to sew and I know that I will wear it a lot because it's very comfy.
I love deep pockets!
Sewing has become a real joy. I have been pleased with everything I've made so far and wear them often. What I find quite funny is the number of people who comment on my home sewn clothes and ask where I bought them!