Susanna of Kultavilla weaves beautiful textiles for both home and garments here in Finland. We met at Ommel festival and then afterwards chatted about fabrics and weaving. She offered me this wool-cotton Folk fabric for free after I fell in love with the colours and the softness of it. The pattern reminds me of traditional Finnish textiles but the modern colour shades make the fabric look fresh. I wanted to play with the stripes and thus decided to cut the fabric in bias.
The Lorna skirt pattern that came with the British Love Sewing magazine was a good basic pattern for a bias-cut skirt. However, I had to make some changes to make it work for this fabric.
Kultavilla Folk fabric is 30 % organic cotton and 70 % wool. It is very soft and drapey and I decided to add some support to it by flat-lining it with lightweight cotton. As I was working with my Victorian walking skirt at the same time, I ended up finishing the seams in this skirt the old-fashioned way but flat-felling them by hand. This also made the seams more durable.
I moved the zipper to the side where I prefer it. The tabs decorating the waistband didn’t really look good, so I left them out. Instead, I added lined patch pockets, since a skirt really needs pockets, even if they are small ones. I hand-sewed them in since I had already finished the rest of the skirt.
This skirt is perfect for this kind of crisp autumn day. I wear it with black tights and the dark green dyed cashmere top that I refashioned some years ago. Here is the skirt from the back…
… and the side view.
All in all, this fabric made a nice skirt! I am happy that I decided to use the fabric in bias since it made the skirt look much more modern. If you like this Kultavilla fabric, check out Kultavilla Instagram at @kultavilla, where you can learn more of the new upcoming fabrics and where to get them.
This is all for today! Thank you for reading and see you soon! Happy sewing!