May 5, 2013 by thepolishedbutton
When I’ve not been manically trying to drum up sales for the website, I have found a little time to do some more sewing. I’ve got lots of things to show you in the next few weeks, but thought I would start off with my version of the Alma skirt by Eliza M.
This is a classic 50’s wiggle/pencil skirt – fitted, slinky and perfect for showing off your curves. Unfortunately my curves were a little too ample for the size I made – a good lesson in always making a toile whe trying out a new pattern. *sigh*. Oh well, it is only the tiniest bit tight at the waist, so perhaps a few summer salads and a few less winter carbs will mean it’ll be perfect for Autumn!
It was a really easy pattern to follow, and it didn’t take very long to make. I used a very fine wool, and with hindsight I would either add a lining next time (this is not included in the pattern but wouldn’t be hard to do) or I would make it from a fabric with a slight stretch as this wool is pretty unforgiving!
I have dressed it on the mannequin to show how I would have worn it if only I was just slightly less rounded of tum (can you tell this is a sore point for me…) the belt also hides my slightly skew whiff waistband, which despite cutting it to match up with the checks on the skirt, still managed to be a bout 1/2″ out. Grrr.
I’ll be making this again for sure, as I think it is rather flattering and easy to dress up or down, and great with a blouse and some seamed stocking…purrrr!!
You can buy this pattern on the website – it is available in a multisize pattern for £9.50!