Hey there, just hanging out on my deck taking pictures of myself eating watermelon, like you do.
Anna Bell Cherry Cardigan and a brand spanking new Grainline studio's Moss not so mini. I love it so let's get into the gritty details.
Grainline Studio's Moss Mini, with two skirt length options. I'm wearing the size 14 in the old lady...I mean sophisticated woman length.
Watermelon print cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics.com. I bought this last year thinking it was blouse weight, but it turned out it was similar to a bottom weight denim. (This was my bad, I saw watermelons and clicked the buy button immediately.) For once I shopped the stash people and realized this would work great for the Moss Mini.
Also used a little left over polyester jacket lining for the pocket bags to reduce bulk.
Happily skirts are pretty easy to fit so the alterations were few.
1. Slashed and spread the main back piece 1" for my large tush.
2. Took in the waist at the side seams about 1" and adjusted the waistband to match.
3. Jen drafted the pockets to kind of pop out for you hands. My pockets do this on their own thanks to my plushy self so I removed this feature.
My waistband is still a little too loose, a problem I often have when sewing fly fronts. I must pin the CF tighter on the muslin, so this never shows up until the real item is finished. The fix would be to take 1/2" out of the CB and add a seam to the waistband in that location.
"It's got pockets and a button that looks like a cherry." Husband is pro pockets, he's the sensible type.
My Final Thoughts
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Grainline Studio's patterns and the Moss Mini is no exception. At first I was a bit undecided about purchasing this pattern until I saw Jen's longer version in red. Then I was like, "Oh Yeah, that belongs in my closet!" Actually I would like half of Jen's closet. Good things she's in Chicago or else she'd find me lurking around her apartment with criminal intentions. Oh no, I've said too much.
I love all the little features this pattern has, back yoke, jean style pockets (my favorite) and the hem band to make the skirt longer. We can all lengthen a skirt but this adds an interesting design element as well. I also want to make a special note that Jen's fly insertion directions are very good. This sewcialist has done a lot of fly fronts, but I can never remember how to without a brain jog.
So if your looking for a new skirt for your spring/summer wardrobe I highly recommend this one!
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