This skirt is part of a short-lived effort to jump on the bohemian, flowing, flowers-forever bandwagon that seems to have reigned supreme this Summer.
The pattern is Lekala #4642 and the fabric is a lightweight cotton that I’d snapped up from Sew Over It’s online store some time ago which I’d been itching to get at ever since.
While I do love this fabric, in hindsight, I think this pattern would be better suited to a plain coloured fabric in order to help show off the skirt’s design lines better.
The only thing I changed in this skirt was the waistband. One of the the great things about Lekala is that it allows you to print a custom sized pattern based on your measurements. One of the downsides however, is that the garment illustrations can leave a little to the imagination.
In this case, it was the waistband.
The pattern’s waistband is a straight, non-curved one which I didn’t realise until after I’d purchased and printed the pattern. And I knew from past experience that a straight waistband was never going to sit right on me.
Thankfully, after a bit of searching online, I found this tutorial by Eryn of Style Sew Me on how to draft a curved waistband which got me out of a pickle.
And that’s about all I really have to say about this skirt!