The newest pattern from Sew Over It caught my eye immediately. I was only waiting for a right kind of fabric. Then one day I was going through the discount section in a small fabric shop in Helsinki and found a bit damaged end of roll wool crepe in a beautiful shade of mint green. The fabric was a bit yellowed and probably gotten wet at the other end at some point but there was nothing to suggest that I couldn’t clean it. The salesperson offered me the whole big piece with only 16 €, so I took a risk. Wool crepe is normally so expensive that I wouldn’t buy it. Washing the fabric at home did fix the fabric and there was just the right amount of fabric for Lizzie.
For anyone printing the pattern at home: Be aware that there are 54(!) pages to tape together. This is because there are separate pieces also for the lining.
I decided on size 10 to be on the safe side since I am between sizes 8 and 10. I cannot say much of the instructions since this was quite a simple make for me and I only glanced at them. What I can say, though, is that the hem is very long. I took something like 10 cm off it and I am still considering shortening it a bit more. Does the skirt look a bit heavy to you? As of other adjustments, the waist was also a bit large, so I added the belt loops to belt it in place around my natural waist.
Here is the skirt from the back. I am a bit unsure whether the center back zipper looks right with the pleats. It might also be my sewing since the end of the zipper always seems to gape a bit the way I do it. I will definitely sew this skirt again but I might move the zipper to the side seam where it doesn’t disturb the pleats.
The blouse I’m wearing is the Tiim blouse I wrote about in the previous posting.