My first finished item for the year was a pair of Grainline Maritime Shorts which I made in a size 6, as at the time this was closest to my waist measurement. The fit of those was way too big despite taking them in on the sides. Clearly I'm not too worried about fit as I still wore the shorts a lot in Summer (two days into Autumn and it already seems like a distant memory).pleated pants I made last year when I went off the waist size. Perhaps there's something in this that I should investigate. Having said all that, I do like the skirt, I think it looks pretty cute and it will definitely be going into my suitcase. These photos show a crease in the front but I think that is also partly to do with how I'm standing and with my hands in my pockets.
The pattern is easy to follow and Jen's zipper instructions are great. It still seems a bit like black magic how the zip goes in, but as long as I follow Jen's instructions I'm ok and I end up with beautiful zipper.
I'm wearing it here with my Grainline (copy cat) lace scout tee. I wore it around the house a lot prior to taking these photos hence the crinkled back.
I think it will look fantastic with a Briar but I just need to find the right material. I'm thinking that a Briar to go with this skirt, will be my last sewing project prior to our holidays. I had hoped to make another Mathilde and a Grainline Archer but I just don't think there is time and plus the Archer looks hard, so will need the hand holding of a sewalong I think.