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The Colette Zinnia skirt

Another month, another Minerva Crafts make! This time I’m bringing you the Colette Zinnia skirt whipped up in a gorgeous orangey-brown viscose.

Apparently when I planned my recent Minerva Crafts blogger makes I thought it was summer already…

The Zinnia skirt pattern was one I actually picked up at a pattern swap last year! How amazing is that!

It’s a knee/midi length full skirt with three different versions. The first has with gathers and pleated patch pockets which buttons up on the front. The second two are two different lengths pleated skirts with side seams pockets, closing with a zip.

I opted to make version one!

I knew I’d want this skirt to be soft and flowy so that it didn’t create too much volume at my hips. So I went straight to the viscose section of the Minerva Crafts site to find a fabric!

I ended up picking a plain viscose in nugget. (I just loved that the colour was called nugget…). It’s a lovely burnt orange colour and as soft and drapey as I hoped it would be.

The skirt is simple enough to make. Because of its style, you only really need to fit it at the waist (so pick a size that’s closest to your waist measurement!).

I managed to destash these cream buttons to finish off the skirt. I’m totally loving get contract with the main colour

I used my button foot to sew on the (many) buttons! It still scares me a bit when I use it but it’s much faster and more secure than when I sew them on by hand!

So it’s yet another make that’ll have to wait for warmer weather before I can really get good use out of it! Next time can someone remind me to order some knits or wools! 😂

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  1. This is lovely and the colour is gorgeous! The Zinnia is on my Make Nine this year and you’ve inspired me to get cracking!

  2. I loved your skirt’s drape and colour so much I promptly scooted over to Minerva to order 3m. of it 🙂 (and of course some Liberty and Kaldore lawn while there!) – gorgeous skirt Emily! It shows off this fabric to it’s best with all those gathers in the front and what swing it has! One of the loveliest skirts I’ve seen in some time!

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