After finally making my very own circle skirt I decided I really wanted to make another. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough of my warmer fabrics (wool, felt, corduroy, etc) to do this.
So, I opted to make a semi-circle/half-circle skirt, instead. From the beginning of my winter skirt challenge I knew that I could pull off a semi-circle skirt using fabric from my stash.
I decided to go with this woolen plaid. It has a great mix of colors, from magenta and pink tones, to yellow and blues.
I decided this time to construct my pattern using a circle skirt pattern calculator as a guide; this way I also got the measurement for the length exactly where I wanted it.
Since the skirt wasn’t as full or as long as the circle skirt, I managed to cut it on my sewing table.
Unlike most of the projects I’ve been sewing I decided not to French seam the skirt, instead I opted for a quick pinking of the raw edges instead. Since the woolen fabric didn’t fray much, I figured I could save time this way.
I also decided to have some fun, by adding side pockets to the skirt. To do this I used the pocket pattern from my Simplicity pattern 2215 to cut out the pocket from some left over magenta cotton fabric I had lying around.
I measured the Simplicity patter skirt from waist to the top of the pocket. I used this measurement to help me place the pocket in the right place.
While adding the pockets and matching plaids wasn’t too bad, I ran Ito all kinds of issues adding the zipper. Because I added pockets the side zipper did not want to go in as planned.
I re-did the zipper five times and finally just decided to give up! It is by no means a good zipper install, but I figure my sweater can be worn over the waist and no one will be the wiser.
As, with the circle skirt I had some fabric left over so I might also make a matching hair bow, but for right now I decided to pair the skirt with one of my many purple hats.
Besides the zipper, the only other issue I have with the skirt is that is wool, so it is itchy. I kind of wish I lined the skirt, but since I’ll wear it with a petticoat, or very least a slip, I guess it won’t be a big deal.
On the whole, I’m happy, with yet another winter vintage style skirt I’ve added to my winter wardrobe. Now for one more skirt to go.