Earlier this month was the “One Week One Pattern” or #OWOP16 challenge hosted by Cinderellis Sews.
The idea behind this challenge was to wear garments made from one pattern of your choice, every day for one week. I choose the Delphine Skirt from the the Delphine Skirt from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes.
The Delphine Skirt
The Delphine skirt is a basic a-line skirt with a 60’s inspired look and mini length.
This skirt is so super easy to make and has a great fit. I choose this skirt as my #OWOP16 pattern because I already had 4 versions of this skirts.
My first version was a pink denim one, which I included belt loops. After making this skirt I knew I had to make more.
I followed with another denim version this time I did sort of a Delphine hack version, with patch pocket.
My third version was a floral cotton which included a contrasting band to give it more length.
In May I made a green cotton linen one, which I recently wrote about in my vintage inspired suite post. This skirt features belt loops and an added 3 inches to give it more a midi length.
Since I already had 4 skirts, that meant I only needed 3 more versions to make it a full week with this pattern.
Nautical Navy Delphine Skirt
For quite sometime I’d been wanting to make a nautical navy version, complete with gold buttons. I used a navy corduroy fabric for this project. I also had a whole jar buttons that were just perfect for this skirt.
Autumn Pocketed Delphine Skirt
The next version was a brown linen cotton skirt. I need more brown skirts in my wardrobe and this fabric seemed to be perfect. Since this skirt was to be worn mostly in autumn, I choose to line it to give more warmth to it. I also added belt loops and pockets. Because I like pockets.
I used the pocket pattern piece from McCalls 4769 shirt dress pattern, mainly because I had the pattern handy. Any side seam pocket would probably work. I lined up the pocket at the top of the skirt pieces, and it seemed to be in just the right place.
Warm Purple Delphine Skirt
Lastly, I had a quilted textured purple-maroon colored fabric that I just thought would be lovely as a Delphine skirt. Like the brown one I choose to line this skirt, add pockets and give it belt loops.
All three of these latest skirts I went ahead and gave the extra 3 inches of lengths, just so I could wear them to work without the need of tights.
Delphine Love Grows
The Delphine skirt is probably the most used pattern in my collection. Most of the time I make a pattern maybe 2 or 3 times. Mainly because I have so many patterns in my collection it seems silly to keep making the same one over and over again.
However, sometimes you just don’t want to mess with a sure thing. When it comes to a quick and easy skirt that I know will look good on me and fits well, I can’t help but gravitate towards the Delphine skirt.
I enjoyed participating in #OWOP16 challenge! I really love my makes and pattern choice for this year. Be warned this is most likely not the last we’ve seen of the Delphine skirt.