I loved the first Jenna skirt from Seamwork.com that I made back at the beginning of the Spring 2020.
I also love this particular printed viscose from Rainbow Fabrics of Kilburn, so I thought it would be a great match of pattern & fabric. There are so many lovely colours in the print that the skirt will coordinate with a wide variety of tops, be it tee shirts, blouses or sweaters.
According to Seamwork magazine separates can add great variety to any wardrobe, and a simple gathered skirt like Jenna effortlessly marries cute style and comfortable fit. Jenna’s elastic-back waistband and in-seam pockets make this skirt as practical as it is stylish.
I retrieved my TNT pattern from the stash and cut out size 24. This time I added 6 inches to the length as I plan to wear the skirt in the Autumn with boots and maybe next Spring with bare legs (Ooooh!) The pattern took 2 metres of fabric so this skirt will have cost £10.48 for the fabric, plus a little for the thread, interfacing and elastic to give a total of around £11.00 – a bargain!
All seams were overlocked and a narrow hem double folded before machine stitching in place. I added my TNT pattern concealed sideseam pockets and fusible interfacing to all sections of the waistband. I reduced the length of the elastic for the back waistband casing. The elastic insertion was a little fiddly but it does give a comfortable and stylish finish to the skirt.
I have another 2 metres of this printed viscose remaining and plan to make a long-sleeved blouse to complete the outfit. I can wear the two pieces together as a ‘dress’ or as separates with other plain-coloured garments.
project #60 completed 27th October 2020