Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Veronica wiggle skirt

Do you know Anne from Mercury handmade? She has a Veronica wiggle skirt pattern drafting tutorial for free on her blog and I've enjoyed using it to make these two work skirts. I'm getting more comfortable with this new skill.
I used my pencil skirt pattern and made the drafting changes Anne suggested. I've used satin bias on the pocket to show the pocket lines without being too loud.
After taking a deep breath, the pocket drafting changes were easy to do and I've now worn this skirt  and the skirt below to work weekly. I'm a sucker for wearing new clothes when I have the time to make them.
And the tops are both Kwik Sew 3790. More about my now favourite winter top pattern shortly. I just wanted to make sure Anne got to see how I was able to replicate her Veronica Wiggle skirts. Anne shares her instructions free on her blog. The girls at work love this skirt too.
Have a look at Anne's Rock chick version. The vintage inspired Veronica is the style that sold me on this pattern. The Barbara skirt is really versatile.

Modern Love Bendigo meetup question
On the weekend I had a good question about this meetup.
Q: Do you have to be a blogger to come?
A: Any sewer who is interested in seeing fashion from fashion houses can join in. 
Go to TJ's blog and let us know you're joining in. Having a blog is a nice to have, not a must have.

Studying is just about over and sewing is now peeking over the horizon.

13 comments:

Gjeometry Catja said...

These are terrific skirts very flattering on you! I'm going to have to bookmark Anne's tutorial.

Lori said...

Fantastic skirts. They look great on you

Louise said...

love the skirts, like the neckline on your top too nice outfits.

Kristy said...

So glad to hear your studying is nearly done - it must be very draining. Great work on the skirts, a pencil skirt (or two) is very handy to have in your wardrobe

themateriallady said...

The skirts look great! (So do the tops) :)

Carolyn said...

Two very nice new work skirts :)

Gabrielle said...

Lovely - well done in drafting these! I know skirts sound easy but I always struggle to get them to fit nicely; yours look to fit you perfectly.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Well done for drafting, sewing and wearing these - with your recent very busy schedule quite an achievement.

Sharon said...

Very cute skirts and glad the study is nearing the end you have been busy.

Faye Lewis said...

You got a great fit.

Kirsty said...

These skirts looks so lovely on you. The fit and the length is perfect. What are you studying? Glad it's nearly over.

Gail said...

I've been going a little skirt crazy too. Three more cut and in various stages of construction. Love your tops too.

Jane M said...

You look terrific in those chic skirts. I'm not ready to try drafting yet but you are moving me closer to the idea with those great results.

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