I have seen the Maria Denmark Yasmin Skirt pattern around the blog-o-sphere. A deliciously simple A-line skirt with pockets. This summer, I bought a different A-line skirt pattern from one of the big-4 pattern companies and it was waaaaayyyyy too much A…as in, very, very, wide on the bottom half. So, I bought the Maria Denmark pattern this week on a whim and took a break from my jacket.
I cut into some lovely pink wool blend fabric from my stash. I believe I got it from Denver Fabrics when it was on sale for $5.00/yard. I didn’t make very many modifications to the pattern. I omitted the back seam, pockets, and inserted the zipper on the side. In addition, I added Bemberg lining. I cut a straight 36 and added seam allowances – it was a good fit, but just a smidge too big. I’ve lost some weight recently and I am still learning to sew for my new size. Next time I make the pattern, I will omit the seam allowances.
Overall, a very simple, but AWESOME pattern. From putting the pattern together to hand hemming the bottom – I figure about an hour and a half of sewing time. It went together in one night, I wore it the next day. Very comfortable, it looked professional, but very stylish (if I do say so myself…).
Not a great picture…still learning the camera.
What I learned:
- Maria Denmark is a pattern goddess. A flattering, simple A-line skirt…what more could a girl ask for?
- I still need to read the camera manual!