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The Sabina Skirt // The Little Pomegranate

I’ve been in the midst of two very long and involved craft projects for the past couple of weeks and my brain was just itching for that sense of satisfaction of a completed project! So as a palette cleanser, I felt I needed a quick, easy and straightforward make to shake things up a bit.

What better than a simple skirt to do that?

I made the newly released FREE sewing pattern from The Little Pomegranate – the Sabina skirt!

It’s Sewing Bee alum Rumana’s first foray into pattern making and is a wonderful free pattern for any newbie to the sewing world.

The Sabina skirt is a super simple elasticated waist skirt with slash pockets and a ruffle hem. It’s essentially a rectangle skirt with a twist! It comes in U.K. size 6-34 and with beautifully illustrated and detailed instructions.

I made mine in a remnant piece of a star print navy chiffon that I picked up from Sew Anonymous a couple of weeks ago. (Not sponsored by them in any way but if you’re interested my 10% off discount code at Sew Anonymous is still active. Just enter EMILY10 at the checkout!). It’s a slightly sheer fabric so I knew I’d have to add a lining to it which would be easy enough to do.

I made a size 14 without any alterations besides the addition of the lining. I made a lining by using the back skirt piece chopped off at the appropriate length and cut two of these, one for the front and one of the back. Once sewn together I attached this to the main skirt pieces and treated it as one for the waistband attachment. I opted to underline the fabric for the waistband with the same lining material. This was mostly because I only had white elastic to hand which would definitely have been visible! If I had the right width in black, I probably wouldn’t have bothered!

Honestly after taking photos of it, I wonder if I could’ve gotten away without lining at all? The print on the fabric actually makes it surprisingly hard to see through and I would probably wear it with tights/ leggings in the winter.

I don’t make a lot of skirts (dresses and sweats are my go to makes! 😂) but this will be a nice addition to the wardrobe for this winter. I always feel like stars and moon prints are very cold weather appropriate for some reason!

For a few hours of work this was indeed a very fulfilling/ satisfying make and I can highly recommend it!

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