This pattern eats fabric, I used about 3.5m, although the fabric was fairly narrow. However, I think it's worth it as I love gored skirts, they're so flattering. I didn't make any adjustments when sewing it up except that the waist band piece is damaged and clearly at some point has had a chunk removed from the middle so I had to create a new waistband piece. As I still had part of it, I was given the width of the piece an simply had to measure the skirt pieces and add a few cm for the overlap, not exactly rocket science. I remember the waistband being an issue on my first version clearly this is why and my understanding of how to fix it was sketchy back in the day. This time, I got it nailed first time! It's amazing what a difference practice makes!
I may wear this skirt pretty much every day for the rest of the summer now. Anyone following my me-made-may photos, prepare to be very bored! Also at this rate there is a danger of my entire wardrobe becoming 1970s themed.
My lovely sister took these photos for me in my local park, thanks Nini. I love this park and the band stand. I saw a couple getting married there last summer and it was so pretty, like the perfect place (on a sunny day) to get married and to take blog photos.
It has just occurred to me that we are now not even at the end of May and I have almost achieved my vintage pattern pledge. This makes me happy as I love my vintage patterns and being able to fit vintage makes into my wardrobe. I'm sure I'll properly outstrip my pledge this year as I currently have plans for several more makes and they're not all from 70s patterns either! How're you getting on with yours?