Here is the skirt I whipped up with the Nani IRO Woodblock Pocho in mustard. I used Simplicity 4966 which is an awesome pattern, but alas, it’s been discontinued. I don’t know why. This is the second skirt I’ve made with this pattern and I love it. If you’re looking for a pattern for an irregular hemmed skirt, I’ve pinned a few on this Pinterest board. Or if anyone can recommend a similar pattern, please do in the comments below.
(EDIT: Thanks Helen for suggesting Simplicity 4189 which is very similar.)
The pattern uses 3 tiers cut on the bias, which makes it fall and flow nicely. Instead of using a facing and zip, I just cut the top of the skirt down a bit, and added a casing of stretch fabric with wide, flat elastic. I love how the top fits (you can’t really see this in the photo above, as Molly the mannequin doesn’t have the slight mummy tummy that I do!). It sits flat, and is really comfortable. I’m going to try this more often now, rather than fiddling around with a zip, and getting the top to fit perfectly, just whack some elastic through a piece of stretch fabric, and hey presto…a whole skirt made in a Sunday afternoon.
The lovely soft mustard actually goes with quite a few other colours, as I discovered after pulling a few things out of my wardrobe. If mustard is not your thing, the Green Pocho Spot would also work well in most skirt styles.
It’s quite versatile. You can dress it up or down. It looks good with long boots, and also with black too.
Skirts are an ideal way to show off a great piece of fabric. Do you have a favourite skirt pattern?