Sunday, 11 May 2014

Moss Mini - for the fun of it!

Back in February when the weather was still warm, I thought I needed an easy to wear skirt for the weekends rather than just going for shorts all the time.  I came across the Grainline Studio Moss Mini while stalking the Flickr Group.  The measurements where perfect for my body shape, so immediately clicked the buy button and downloaded the PDF pattern!

Moss Mini Muslin

I didn't want to bother making a muslin, so though I would use fabric recently left over from my Wolfies (stretch cotton twill) and Brasilia Dress (cotton sateen stretch) to make a wearable muslin.  Here is what I got with only one minor adjustment to the length.

Moss Mini Muslin

I added 1" to the length of the skirt, at the recommended place on the pattern. 

Moss Mini Muslin

Whilst the skirt is comfy it could hug my waist a little more.  I think I could easily remove 1/4" from the centre front pattern piece to reduce the total circumference of the skirt by 1/2" just at the waist.  I also used the skirt fabric to for the fly lining, which has made the fly a bit bulkier than desired.  Note to self for next time - use a stiff interfacing!

The back of the skirt is a good fit.  For a bit of interest I added some patch pockets from my jeans pattern.

Moss Mini Muslin

I really like the back yoke of the skirt - it's got a real 'jean' feel to it.  I have a nice piece of denim in my stash and just might have to make a jean version - perhaps lined for winter so I can wear stockings without it clinging.

A really great little pattern that I can see replacing my shorts in the summer.

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10 comments:

  1. Love it Sandra and wonder why you don't use the block you created to create a perfect fitting pattern... you should be able to use that block to see where adjustments need to be made on commercial patterns. So much fun and easy once you know how. :)

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    1. I really wanted the pattern for the fly front more than anything, it's pretty new to me and I've only ever tried the Jalie method. My skirt block is exactly the reason why I don't buy skirt patterns, but I haven't really had any inclination to sew up skirts yet!

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  2. Looks great with the two fabrics. Love that added back pockets too.

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    1. Thanks Heather - I like the pockets too, I really need all the help I can get with the illusion of size/shape in that area.

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  3. love it on you - especially those back pockets!

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    1. Thanks - I think if I make more I will definitely be including pockets.

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  4. Very cute skirt and a good replacement for shorts in the summer. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I'm can't wait for summer to roll around again.

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