I made this skirt by taking a pattern from a cord skirt that I love to wear… It buttons down the front and is unlined so I knew it would be a good option to make a copy.
In making a pattern from clothing there are a few ways to approach it – it can be cut apart and used as a pattern Or it can be traced without damaging the original. I want to keep wearing this skirt, so tracing it is…
I pinned the skirt onto brown paper and added the seam allowance for the button placket:
I took some photos and a video as I was tracing it and have it saved on Instagram.. The link below should bring you straight to it… (If I’ve done this right!)
I cut the new skirt from a lovely grey suiting fabric with a pink stripe, which I got from the recent fabric swap.
I underlined each skirt piece with some thin habotai lining, before folding and sewing the facings.
I had some pink buttons that were the perfect size and made the buttonholes using the embroidery unit on my Pfaff machine. I took alot of photos of that process and will post about it soon.
In the meantime since the pattern worked out – I have cut and almost finished a 2nd version.