Green Seamstress Project #2
Hello everyone! So it’s February, and it’s time for me to present my second project for LTA Green Seamstress in partnership with Les Trouvailles d’Amandine. The theme this time was ‘natte / gabardine’ fabric and I decided to go for a gabardine. I immediately had the idea of what I wanted to do! So I chose a rather simple colour fabric : eclipse, to be sure to match it easily.
I decided to make the Rosari skirt, from Pauline Alice, that I had already had the opportunity to sew almost 2 years ago in a suede fabric from Pretty Mercerie. I refer you here to reread the article. At the time I decided to make a size 36, but I had to reduce the sides a bit because it was slightly too big. As I thought it was because the fabric was a little bit stretchy, I decided to cut a size 36 again this time. Unfortunately, it is still a little big so next time I’ll have to sew a size 34.
What I like in this pattern is that it is a relatively timeless skirt, but with a little vintage look. It is super easy to wear, and goes well with a lot of things. In my opinion, it’s a really good skirt to have in your wardrobe. In addition, it has several pockets options to give it a little different look. I choose the option A, as the last time because it is the one I prefer.And I think it is perfect in a gabardine : this kind of little thick fabric gives it this trapezoidal shape, which was less the case with my suede fabric. The gabardine reference is here, and as you can see, the grammage is 350g / m2. It’s perfect for a skirt of this type, but honestly, it should not be thicker. However I think that this fabric can be very suitable for a trench coat like the Luzerne pattern from Deer & Doe (which I dream to do soon!). I am lucky to have a sewing machine that handles the thicknesses well, which allowed me to sew, without much difficulty, the three layers of fabric for the pockets.
This pattern is really well made and easy to understand, and as the fabric lends itself well to this kind of project, it was really a great sewing project to achieve. I have less time to sew now (between my life as a mom and my knitting activity), so I am always satisfied when my sewing projects are going well (because I had some disappointments last year). Having had a pretty catastrophic weather outside in recent weeks, it took us time to snap the pictures which means that I have already been wearing and washing my skirt several times and for now everything is going well! The fabric has kept a beautiful colour, and I think it does not crease too much. And the good news? I ordered just what I needed to make it, so I used all my fabric, and I have no scrap left!
I used buttons from Amandine’s shop, but given the cold weather when we took the photos, my partner forgot to take a ‘close-up’ picture of these pretty buttons! But you can find them here, they are pretty silver buttons with little dots. I love them !
I matched my skirt with this blouse from La Redoute which I bought about a year ago and that I love so much. Worn with leather ankle boots, I think it gives a little delicate and romantic look to the outfit.I hope you will like this little skirt!
I wish you a very nice weekend and see you soon!