Last week I posted about my goal to sew at least 4 winter vintage style skirts to add to my wardrobe. The first one on my list was the Rose Corduroy skirt.
I love corduroy because it’s warm and has a nice texture to it. I came across this rose corduroy fabric sometime ago and knew that I would have just enough for a skirt.
I debated on what style of skirt I would make and finally decided I would use my vintage Simplicity 4579 pattern. I had used this pattern last year to make a skirt and was really happy with the fit and thought I’d use it again.
To my delight I placed the pattern on the fabric and found I had exactly enough for the skirt and waistband. Not much room for error but I knew I could make it with out too much of an issue.
Since I had made the pattern before I had no real hiccups in the construction. I’ve been using French seams for a lot of my sewing projects, but since corduroy is a rather thicker fabric I opted to just use a zigzag stitch to finish off the inner seams.
Also, I don’t have much luck with a blind-hem stitch. I’ve done it in the past, but the last few times I’ve tried it I couldn’t seam to catch the fabric and would discovery my hem to be useless.
I prefer a rolled hem or decorative hem that I can top stitch right on top. For this project I decided to add a little decorative color by using some complementary red bias tape for the hem.
I really like how the hem turned out with the red bias tape. The only thing I wish I thought about was the length of the skirt. The original pattern had like a 1″ hem, but since I didn’t turn over the hem the skirt is a little longer than my ideal 26″ length (midi-skirt length). However since this is a winter skirt it probably best that it it’s slightly longer.
I really like this skirt and it goes so well, with my many red sweaters. I can already see wearing this skirt throughout the winter.