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!