Welcome back to In The Making!
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.
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.
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!