A few month’s ago Tilly published her Marielle Skirt pattern on Sewing World magazine. And for me it was love at first sight. Immediately I had the urge to buy it…but then I realized I already had a perfectly fitting pattern from a very experienced designer: Paco Peralta’s Apron Skirt that I made a few months ago I wasn’t going to risk having to fuss with fitting. Hope Tilly won’t mind…
I simply joined the apron pattern piece to the bottom part of the L-shaped sides. Continued the side front pattern straight down and there it was! The horizontal bias binding sits at the waist line (2 inches/5 cms) from the top and it’s topstitiched. The two vertical lines are applied as flat piping and then top stitched.
BTW…that’s my ballerina pendant, a gift from my sis
I considered adding bias binding at the back too…but then ruled against it fearing I would draw too much attention to my C-cup derriere. The fabric is a fairly thick cotton so there was no need for lining.
Despite my having sewn this skirt before I managed to make silly mistakes…Like deciding I didn’t need to cut the bias binding all the way down to the facing. It was actually a conscious decision, I can’t even call it a mishap.
I hope you won’t mind some more photos of Valles. The Alps are so gorgeous in the summer and it was my first time seeing such a great scenery. I would wake up and see those cute houses with flowers on each balcony…it’s the local architecture. So different from anywhere else in Italy. Mind you I am not a serious hiker and there are nice accessible walks where you can even take kids.
I am considering making another of Paco’s skirts…this time in denim with red top stitching or some red bias binding. What do you think? Do you have any other styling suggestions?