This is what I spent a good chunk of yesterday doing:

What do you mean ‘it doesn’t look like much’, that took hours lol.

Those of you that have been around a while may recall a rant I had last year about a pattern drafting course I didn’t get onto.  A few weeks later I saw  leaflet in Mandors about a course being run at weekends by Robbie, the man behind Second City, however by the time I saw the leaflet, the class was already 2 weeks in.  I ended up on his contact list, and through time conflicts, I’ve not managed to make any of the courses he’s been running up until now.  This skirt (which co-incidentally is based on the skirt on his web page) has grown from a basic tailored skirt block, size 12, to having the pleats added, it getting graded up to my size, and otherwise sliced and diced to add the slash pockets with the flap detail.

Here’s the toile that I ran up tonight:

There are a few adjustments needed around the slash pocket, and a couple of additional pleats to be added to the front, but otherwise I’m happy with it.  I’m hoping to get it finished in this Saturday’s class, then I can move on to doing a top or dress in the remaining classes.  I’ll be sure to show you the finished articles whatever I create :o)

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