Tuesday, 22 September 2015

My new Study Hall Skirt

My second piece of Summer wardrobe is the 'Study Hall Skirt' by Anna-Maria Horner. I have had the pattern for a long time now but never really found the right fabric combination to match its fabulousness. That was until the 'Field Study' collection came out with it's cotton/linen mix that is slightly heavier than quilting cotton and is ideal for this type of skirt. The pleats sit better with a stiffer fabric.


For this skirt I used the 'Ghost Wing in Aqua' and 'Domestic Cat in Aqua' fabric. I had plenty of fabric and spend a lot of time cutting to make sure I had the best parts of the fabric. The back of the skirt has some pretty accurate pattern matching going on (you hear how proud I am ?) and I made sure that all inset pleats had a row of roses in the middle. These become visible during movement and are a really nice feature.


This skirt is not thrown together in 90 minutes but even though it is a lot of work, it really was very enjoyable to sew together and I can't wait to make the next one.

The skirt came together much easier than I thought and the pattern is explained well. The only thing I was unsure about right from the beginning was if the seam allowance was included and after some help from friends on Instagram I was assured that it was.





There are just a few things I made differently from the original pattern. While researching the skirt on the Internet I came across this  blogpost by 'Resore your House'. The Lady lined the skirt which is something I really missed on the pattern. There are very few skirts that sit well without lining (for example a denim skirt) but most would ride up without it and if you spend a lot of time and money creating something then I think it deserves to look at its best. I also top-stitched the pleats but not all the way as she did.



I so love how this skirt turned out and have been wearing it all summer gathering many compliments on the way. This is very much me as I not only love colour in my quilts but am also not afraid of wearing it.

2 comments:

  1. Pattern matching is important. Hubby hates to see pants where the patterns don't match at the seams.

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  2. It's beautiful J! I have this pattern but haven't been brave enough to try it yet! Jxo

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