#wardrobebuilder skirt 3 - the Delphine

Delphine skirt from Tilly and the Buttons



Another lined skirt! Actually this is an older make - one of my first and one I posted a very long time

ago. However, I never really reviewed the pattern properly, or took photos. Whilst looking at skirts for the #wardrobebuilder I returned to this one and it really is quite a solid pattern!

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#wardrobebuilder skirt 2 - Clemence skirt

My first skirt for this project was a mixed success. I think it turned out really well, but I'm not totally convinced it will be something that I will wear very often (which is the point of the project!). So I've had a look around and come up with a second project - the Clemence skirt from Tilly and the Buttons' book 'Love at First Stitch'. This is a 'no pattern' skirt that you can make just using your measurements, and is quite a quick make. I'm glad I did because I think this skirt will get a lot of regular wear in the summer.
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#wardrobebuilder Skirt number 1 - Lined Pencil Skirt

This month I have really struggled to choose what to make. I have looked at so many patterns but haven't been able to really choose something I could wear a lot. I do wear a few pencil skirts for work, so this is my attempt at making a pencil skirt for non-work wear.

Pencil skirt with a waistband and lined kick pleat

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Feast on London Lunch at the Landmark hotel


Throughout April there have been some fabulous deals if you are looking to eat out in London. Most take the form of a set menu with a cocktail or glass of bubbles for a good price. We happened to have an evening event planned in the middle of April so I had a look around on Bookatable for something that would guarantee a good meal. One of our party has a fairly limited choice available so we looked at lot and lots of menus and found that the one offered by the Landmark suited us all.

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The #wardrobebuilder project - Skirts with a free pattern bundle from Sew Over It

The #wardrobebuilder project - Skirts with a free pattern bundle from Sew Over It

I included skirts in the #wardrobebuilder project back in January because I thought they are a key separate. However, now I look at my wardrobe I can see that I hardly wear them. So this month I am going to experiment with a few different skirt shapes to discover if there is more of a place for them in my collection.



The #wardrobebuilder project - Skirts with a free pattern bundle from Sew Over ItThis month there is also an awesome Sew Over It pattern bundle to be won. One lucky reader can win a Sew Over It Ultimate Pencil Skirt along with two patterns of their choice. To be in with a chance of winning this pattern bundle all you need to do is link up on social media! This month if you tweet about the project and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest then you could win this brilliant package.

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Skirts I really want to add to my wardrobe this year


Burda 6880 - I love the floaty nature of this skirt. I have to admit I'm also wishing that I could style this just like the pattern envelope! (first picture above)
Vanessa Pouzet Fatale Sister skirt - This pencil skirt has a zip along the entire length of the centre back (middle picture above), tres chic!
Hot Patterns 1132 Deco Vibe Deceptively Skinny patchwork skirt
Clemence skirt from Tilly and the Buttons' Love at First Stitch
Named Patterns also have quite a few skirt patterns that I particularly like. Unfortunately not all of them are available anymore! However, I like the slim and sleek look of the skirts here.
I'm also interested in finding out more about using a knit fabric for a simple skirt. I'm combing through my sewing magazines which have some tutorials so if I do make something successful with these I will share!

Fabrics I'm loving right now for this project

So, I'm still trying to work through my fabric stash so I've got a linen lined up that would look beautiful in a pencil skirt. 
Other than that I'm not so sure.....denims and chambrays work well for casual skirts. There are also a lot of medium weight cottons that normally aren't appropriate for the dresses I like to make that will be fine for skirts.
I've also been looking more at thicker knit fabrics such as ponte roma and scuba for a pencil or tulip style of skirt.

I have a feeling this is going to be a tricky month for me! Please add your makes to the link up and to Pinterest - I need your ideas!



An InLinkz Link-up

One entry that was a little later than the link up close was this skirt from the Seamracer blog. Still worth checking out!

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