Alterations: Graded out to M at the hips Skirt: Self drafted trumpet skirt Fabric: Irish Cream Linen Union from The Cloth Shop
So today you get to see one of my self drafted makes from the clothing design course that I’m doing. If I stick with it it will fashion design diploma but it’s a lot of work so we’ll see. I wanted to make something simple and summery but something more than basic straight skirt. I decided to make a trumpet flare skirt because it’s a flattering shape but a little bit more complicated in terms of design while maintaining simple lines. I went with Irish linen as the fabric because it has a good amount of structure to it so it would hold the flare nicely. (Apologies for the wrinkles in these pics – I didn’t get the chance to iron before taking them)
The skirt has a invisible zipper at the side seam and a facing at the waist so that the waist lies nice and flat against the body. It’s also lined with a cream light cotton so that it’s really light and perfect for the summer. I wanted to keep the flare of the trumpet design in the hem so I used a roll hem on my overlocker to finish it which I think worked brilliantly. As I sewed the roll hem I stretched the hem slightly to help it flare even more. I like the finish anyway.
I’m wearing my trumpet flare skirt with my Megan Nielsen Eucalypt tank that I finished about a year ago but never got around to blogging. I love this tank. It’s really comfortable and easy to wear and perfect for summer. Megan Nielsen designs are so simple but that’s part of their beauty. They are simple but well drafted basics that you’ll wear all the time. I love that!
Have you guys done any pattern drafting classes or courses? I’m really enjoying mine so far and have sort of become obsessed
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I'm Stephanie and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I love sewing, knitting and generally being creative. I'm on a mission to create my own handmade wardrobe. I will be sharing my projects and inspirations so stick around for handmade fashion, DIY and tutorials.