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Celestial skirt

One of the patterns that came in the Figgy’s Heavenly bundle was the Celestial Maxi Skirt. Just one pattern piece. Cut two on the fold. Super simple, super quick.

Figgy's Celestial skirt

First comment – there is nothing Maxi about this skirt. It has a dipped hem that is shorter in the centre front and back and longer at the sides, and is really a Midi length. There are lines marked on the pattern piece for shortening or lengthening, so it would be easy to adjust either way and make it into a maxi if you wished, but it isn’t a maxi in it’s current form.

Figgy's Celestial skirt

The fabric is viscose knit from Spotlight, which were scraps left from a Cherish dress that I recently made for my Mum (unblogged). Because I was working with scraps I had to cut the skirt with centre front and centre back seams, and the pattern doesn’t match terrible well either. It’s a scrap skirt. I finished the hem with the rolled hem setting on my overlocker. The waistline is a simple turned over casing with elastic threaded through it and adjusted to fit.

Figgy's Celestial skirt

This is a size 8/9, the largest size offered, but would be simple to alter. I will remake this pattern in a better fabric, but Clare is still happy enough with her wearable muslin. I wonder how it would be for a winter skirt, layered with leggings? Hmmmm.

Figgy's Celestial skirt

There are other patterns in the bundle that will be good basics.  I’m looking forward to making the raglan tee and the pullover – with a winter-weight skirt!

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