Pattern: Moss Skirt by Grainline Studio
Fabric: vintage US military wool, $5 because of moth holes, from The Knittn’ Kitten in Portland, OR (this store is AWESOME.) There was enough fabric that I was able to work around the moth holes.
What can I tell you about this skirt? I cut a 6 because I thought my measurements matched perfectly but it’s a little snug – the fabric is stretchy, so I guess it works… (the general public may be offended though).
I did not hem the bottom because I like the unfinished look, and I am too tall to have a too-short mini skirt, but it’s starting to fray so I might do a small hem. I wasn’t sure how to finish the seams because it’s way too bulky for french seams, so I ironed them flat and stitched about 1/8″ on each side of the seam – I really like how it looks on the outside actually.
I learned a lot on this one – this was my first time making a fly front zipper and although I screwed it up a few times, I enjoyed making it. I had never done pockets this way before either. However, since the fabric is bulky, it’s a little unsightly from the profile….
Finally, one of my favorite parts of this skirt is the “US” stamp I positioned in the bottom left corner – another reason I don’t want to hem it.
The back waistband does gape a little like other sewists have found, but other than that, as usual, this is a great Grainline pattern – I love her patterns and I love her blog!