Zlata Skirt

I finally made something people. After months of inactivity I finally made something. Since my last sewing project, so many things have happened, bad things, good things, and so so things, but more on that later.

I made a skirt. Do you like it? I certainly do. Sometime ago, Ana of Stepalica patterns, was looking for testers for her new pattern, and I signed up for it. Ana’s patterns are not your usual patterns. She is self taught, but you will not know by the quality patterns she puts out. Last year I wrote about her first pattern, the Nougat dress. I am still to make that, but this year shall not go by without me making it. Touchwood.

So yeah, the Zlata skirt. It is a lined pleated skirt with a twist. I told you Ana does not do the usual. You can read all about the skirt here, and see different versions of the Zlata skirt made by some of the testers here

It has three variations, and I made view C. I was not sure about my size, so I cut size 42. In hindsight I should have cut the 44 because the 42 is a teeny weeny bit too tight. Which brings me to another thing, I have put on alot of weight. I recently discovered I am a comfort eater, and the past couple of months of have been really hard on. Lots of stuff, which I hope to never go through again, happened. Anyways, my issues translated into midnight trips into the kitchen for some ice cream and chocolate cake, followed by macarons and coca-cola.I now weigh 92kg, which is the heaviest I have ever been. I currently have an incovenient pain in my knee, which Mr.Dibs and a friend of mine have attributed to my weight gain. Sad stuff people, sad stuff.

Anyway, back to my skirt. I love it. It is so different to what I normally make. I rarely sew solids. I definitely should incorporate solids into my wardrobe. The fabric is a cotton/linen blend I bought from Abakhan fabrics in Manchester. It was a dream to sew and I now wish I had bought more of it.

In terms of difficulty, I would say the skirt is a medium. You have to line it, so if you have never made a lined skirt before, this is a good project to start with.

 I found that my bum raised the back of the skirt, so I need to address that in my future projects.

 Ana gives you a few suggestions on how to add more details to your skirt, one of which is pipping. I added some pipping to the pockets, and waistband.

I might make view B next. 

Stepalica: Zlata skirt Pattern #1401

My next two projects are a toile du jouy dress, and a simplicity 2053 dress.  I actually started these two projects last year, but with the issues I had, I could not complete them.

You might also have noticed that I have not been posting Minerva Blogger projects. I left the network. I am very happy I was asked to join. I had fun while part of the network, BUT, I was not in a good place, and I just did not have the energy to do the projects justice. I still love seeing what everyone else has been making, and I just know it will only get better.