First up from my list is the Oliver + S Hopscotch Skirt. I haven't made one for a while and really enjoy the construction of this skirt so it was a good one to start with.
I had to stretch this project over two days because of work. Below is where I got up to last night before I called it quits and headed off to bed with my laptop to see what everybody else taking part in KCW had got up to.
If you are familiar with the paper version of this pattern, you will know that this is the end of the first page of instructions. Front waistbands on, pockets attached, side seams sewn. A good place to stop for the night.
I had to wait until naptime to complete the skirt, but it was a good long nap and so my first item is done!
I chose to sew triangles onto the pocket corners like on the Puppet Show shorts as pockets get a lot of use around here and there have been some repairs done on that area in the past. This should hopefully prevent that. Thinking about it, I have never had to repair a pair of PS Shorts, so this obviously works!
The fabric is a lightweight cotton poplin and folded beautifully when I was constructing the pockets. I have given myself a hard time in the past when making this skirt by choosing heavier fabric (denim, twill) so this was a lot easier to make this time round.
My model was very pleased with it when she came home from school.
I didn't do any buttonholes, just sewed them straight on. I also used buttonhole elastic in the waistband so it will last through the summer. The skirt is nice and light so will be great when the weather warms up.
Next up on my KCW list is a layered ruffle skirt in a pretty floral cream and pink. This challenge is destined to be girly!