Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Her Blog: where is my instruction manual…
Her post about the pattern: the meringue skirt
What kind of fabric did you use? I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby; it’s got a heavy, thick feel, almost like canvas.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I love how the crisp, structured feel of this skirt contrasts with the tribal look of the fabric. I’ve been stuck in a basic pencil skirt rut for a while, so I wanted to add something new and different to my work wardrobe. I can’t wait to make another Meringue skirt, maybe with the added waistband next time.
What thoughts do you have about the project? This project was truly a joy. The pattern directions were clear and precise; this was a quick, fairly easy project with an impressive end result. I typically sew for my children, and I feel a little intimidated by sewing my own clothing. This skirt was a great confidence boost for me. I will definitely work through the rest of the patterns in the Colette Sewing Handbook, and I really want to try the Macaron dress too!