delphine skirt, love at first stitch, new make who this

New Make, Who this? The Delphine Skirt!

Welcome back to In The Making!

Tilly and the Buttons Delphine Skirt

For this post, I’m sharing one of my favorite makes. For this piece, I bothered to zig-zag the raw edges, redo stitching if I messed up, and press the seams. Basically, I actually tried. And I’m so happy I did because I love the way it turned out! Definitely was worth the extra time I took.

The pattern is the Delphine skirt from Tilly Walnes’ book Love at First Stitch. I purchased this book because so many sewists have said it helped them start sewing. I can see why! As a beginner seamstress, the tips and patterns in it have already improved my skills and I’m not even done yet! I highly recommend it for everyone.

With this make, I finished the seams with a zig-zag stitch and aimed to get the zipper as perfect as possible. And it turned out great! Look! The invisible zipper is actually invisible!

Invisible Zipper

The fabric I made the skirt with is a floral lilac stretch twill that I bought from Jo-Ann’s about a year ago when it went on sale. It’s got enough stiffness to hold the a-line shape of the skirt.

I’m definitely planning on making it again. I have an old dress I don’t wear anymore that would make a sweet Delphine skirt. I also want to pattern hack it so the hem and the waistband are scalloped. Oh, and I could make another from a navy fabric with a white lace trim for some sailor style. There are a lot of possibilities with this pattern.

While I am proud of this make and worked really hard, there are still a few places that need work. The hem is stretched out due to me pulling on it during stitching. The waistband has issues and if I had enough patience and fabric I would rip it out and redo it. But alas! It is done and it looks fine on.

Overall, I love this skirt. It’s perfect for spring, but where I’m from it rains A LOT so I haven’t worn it as much as I would like. However, with summer bringing in some beautiful weather this skirt will be a frequent wear.

Keep on stitching!
Emma

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