|Sorry for the over-exposed photos but there was so much sun this morning - not that I'm complaining!|
The reason it took me ages to make this was due to self-created problems rather than the pattern. The pattern was as well-explained and easy to follow as the only other Colette pattern I’ve used up till now, the Sorbetto. My main issue was due to my decision to completely ignore the instructions to cut two front pieces - I didn’t want to break up the pattern so I cut the front piece on the fold - so I then had to tweak the sides a bit. I also had to grade this up two sizes from the waist through to the hips. This took time but thanks to Sunni’s tutorial for grading the Ginger it was a breeze! The thing I had problems with was attaching the lining to the skirt but in the end it all looks pretty neat and I’m so glad I lined it as it’s a baby cord fabric and would stick to tights horrifically without the lining.
Pattern: Colette Ginger Cost: pattern £12 , fabric – about £10 from a fabric shop in Copenhagen, lining - £2 from Walthamstow market, interfacing – had already, thread and zip – I never remember how much this costs me, about £4? So all in about £28. Not bad! I’ll definitely get lots of wear out of this next autumn/winter as it’s very warm in the cord fabric.
Any problems: only self-created problems due to careless disregard of pattern instructions.
Will I make this again: yes for sure! I already have plans for a chambray version with orange piping.
Since finishing this I've made another Vogue 1247 and my first Megan Nielson Banksia so maybe my sewing productivity is increasing! I'm considering taking part in me-made-may as an encouragement to myself to keep up this burst of productivity.