I had been wanting to make a Brumby skirt for sometime - those pockets! Who wouldn't want to make it!! There are several length options and you can make it with or without pockets.
I use a gorgeous fabric from Ditto I can't see it on their online store, but perhaps they will get it back in again soon. I have gained a lot of weight recently and had to make the largest size - I was surprised that the sizing didn't go any larger. I added an inch to the length so that I could wear it without tights/leggings in the spring. Half way through making it I panicked as I never wear anything tight around the waist due to my current size, I needn't have worried as it can be worn high waisted I think it just about looks OK. I was also worried about wearing a tighter top with it so made a plain black plantain but it actually looked better with the tighter top.
Mid construction I was congratulating my self with a) how quickly it was coming together and b) what a good job I was doing - I went to sew the two front sections together and realized I had constructed two left sides!!!! After a few choice words and a cup of tea I set about unpicking one side, this has stretched the fabric a little and I now have one pocket that is a little smaller than the other but as they are so huge it doesn't really affect the skirt - phew!!
I bought this beautiful sparkly gold zip at the Sewbee's Brighton meet up and used it for my first ever exposed zipper - not a perfect execution but it will do! - As I was sewing it in place I thought it was like the gold at the end of the rainbow!
I think I should have used a stiffer interfacing or another stiffer fabric for the inside of the waistband as it get's a bit wrinkly.
In the end I wore it with ankle boots and a cardi for a Family Hanukkah party and felt very comfortable wearing it and not at all self conscious.
I plan to make another one in a grey cord - when I have time.........
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