Thank you for the love for my Biba coat! I'm still absolutely delighted with it but wanted to make something simple after making something so time consuming, and decided to make an A-Line skirt with the left-over fabric. But in true Lynne style, I had to over-complicate it!
First of all, I ended up drafting the pattern myself, because I didn't have one that was exactly what I wanted. So I made an A-line skirt that sits at the natural waist, and has a front and back yoke. Everything got cut on on a single layer, so I could line up the vertical lines in the fabric.
I stablised all the edges with 2 cm strips of interfacing (as on my coat), to stablise the loose weave of the fabric, and sewed the yokes to the front and back of the skirts. Then I was watching the first episode of the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee, and someone added... [read more]