Sunday, 5 February 2012

Ginger with Pockets

A skirt to compensate for last week's disaster, another Ginger,  pattern by Colette, pockets by me.
I liked these pockets but didn't want binding,  just a simple pocket, lining, joined at the side and bottom, top stitch details and stitched in to the skirt side seams and waistband.  I drafted a shape using the skirt pattern as guidance and made a tester before making the real thing.
The fabric is the uber soft wale corduroy  by Amy Butler,  Soul Blossoms 'English Garden' in Bluestone I bought mine from Julia at Gone to Earth.  Highly strokeable.
I lined it with a cheap thin cotton, corduroy has a tendency to bag out, espcially around the booty and if I am going to all the bother of making a skirt for myself I like the extra touches like lining and natural fibres and pockets big enough to have purpose.
I made this a size up from my last- size 6 in the Colette sizing.  I don't like tightness or restriction, and this is perfect, no gaping but just a little wriggle room.  I sewed the waistband facing just a little further away, about 1/8" from the invisible zipper stitching line- if you have made Ginger you will know what I mean-this zip slides up beautifully.  I do love the shaping on this pattern, the pattern pieces slope in at the back to allow for the small of the back, and also a little at the front to allow for a little belly!  It is A line with added A, very clever simple design.
  Definitely plan to make this one again.  And as you can see from the pics, taken today, no snow here but feverish media coverage of snow elsewhere in the UK.  It was a touch nippy standing outside in the road without a coat and Damian trying to take pictures of my behind without me seeing- cheeky monkey
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20 comments:

  1. Great skirt Kerry it looks gorgeous on you!

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  2. The skirt looks great, Kerry, and love the shoes too!
    No snow here either :)

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  3. Fab skirt! I've eyed up this material for bags it looks great in a skirt! I was wondering when I saw the first pic if it was taken today because you don't look like you're shivering in the shots!

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  4. Wow. Looks amazing on you! Such a great job! Lots of snow here :-)

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  5. Oh look at you and your fab clad booty!
    You must be the only folks with less snow than me!

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  6. Great skirt and you suit each other! Be wary of advertising it's strokeability - you may get some unwanted attention!

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  7. Ha, I am laughing at Nicky's comment. I think it looks fabulous. My friend in the UK mentioned it was snowing there...I guess you are missing out! You really did a great job with the fit and the pattern matching.

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  8. i love the skirt! that fabric couldn't be more perfect! beautiful.

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  9. Oh that skirt reminded me of one I used to make, many moons ago, it was repeated over and over.It looks great.
    Glad someone else felt the media coverage of the snow, verging on the hysterical...

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  10. Oooh, love, and it looks fab on you! I have some Liberty damask like pin cord that I've been hoarding to make a skirt out of, but I haven't braved it yet (I'll wait till the end of the diet I think). I also managed to miss the snow, thankfully, as I had to drive from Blackpool to Glasgow yesterday, and other than dustings on the top and a little in the centre reservation, that was it.

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  11. Beautiful fabric and lovely fit - so jealous of you clever clothes making types!

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  12. That`s much more you Kerry, and I love the fabric. No snow here, but spent the weekend in London with my son, and I didn`t think we were going to get back at one point!

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  13. i love it. it looks like it fits perfectly and i love the color!

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  14. I. LOVE. IT! It's just what I'm looking for...A line, zipper and pockets. I'll have to play around with them to get them just right but that's ok I'm up for a challenge.
    I was here feeling sorry for myself because I've fallen in love with the Echo skirt that you made, the fabric, pockets (a must-have), the fringe everything but the gathering at the top. I'm not sure it would flatter my figure.
    I haven't made a garment in YEARS but ever since I saw that skirt I've been wanting to make one for myself!
    Thanks for the inspirations! xo

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  15. great skirt!, and i do love that fabric. i love pockets on skirts, pants, dresses. it's just far more practical.

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  16. Love those pockets, they look great! I really like how you described what you like about the shape and details of the pattern. Great matching up of the print where your seams are too!

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  17. Your cuteness kills me Kerry! Love the skirt! An A line with pockets. Doesn't get much better :)

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  18. Perfect and beautiful! What about a tutorial for the pockets? Please?

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  19. fantastic skirt! I love the cord, and your pockets are perfect. I love your shoes too! They look so comfortable.

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