I had big plans for this weekend and most of them didn’t pan out. I didn’t have the supplies I needed for either of the dresses that I wanted to make or the blouse so instead I made another Barcelona skirt. I like it as much as the first although they came out pretty different.
The first time around I took 2 1/2 inches off the top creating a hip slung skirt that I adore. It is not however work appropriate so the second time around I kept the waist line where the pattern put it.
Holy high waist Batman! You can’t even see my belly button anymore… It’s not my preferred waistline but it works well with my work blouses which are generally shorter then my casual t-shirts. And as much as I like low waists they tend to gap and show a little skin when you sit down.
If I did it again (which I don’t plan on doing) I’d probably take 1 inch off the top as a compromise between these two waistlines.
The pattern is simple, so simple in fact that you probably don’t need it. I recently purchased “Sew What Skirts” which covers how to make a simple A-line skirt along with instructions on various other skirt types. The cost for the pattern and book are the same and you can make quite a bit more with the book than the pattern.
You will need to learn how to install an invisible zipper. Don’t worry it’s not hard but it does take a little practice. I did two or three before installing the one of my first skirt and you could still see the zipper… Thankfully the zipper is truly invisible on the second.
The first skirt was done in bits and pieces but the second one only took a couple hours which is nice and gratifying.