Unrelated/kind of related story to the post: in keeping with my 2014 ‘I will only sew clothes that are my style’ resolution, I recently did a full clean of my wardrobe. Like full on, three giant bags of clothes have been donated, clean. I sewed this skirt before I finished that clean, and then after cleaning I found out that I am apparently severely allergic to colour, and then I sort of looked at my skirt and laughed because it’s both black and white and totally not a colour again.
Anyway, so this is my Colette Zinnia in ‘version 1’, the version which made me buy the pattern in the first place. I’m not a big fan of version 2 and 3 but maybe I’ll come to. The pattern itself is great and I love the style – it’s sort of stylishly casual – like you totally didn’t care about what you’re wearing but secretly spent 3 hours planning your wardrobe. Super comfy to boot too. This skirt is in size 02 and unfortunately a tad big at the waist for me, so next time I may downsize to size 0.
2 things I learnt from making this skirt though:
- Cheap, stiff cotton gingham is cheap for a reason. I have pressed and ironed this skirt a heck of a lot before I took photos and it still looks like someone ran over it.
- Interfacing your waistbands is actually important. Oops. Mine ain’t holding up so well.
Overall I am loving my Zinnia though. Any skirt this comfy and this stylish is a winner in my book. Loooove.