Let me start with my apologies to Jen of Grainline Studio, as I have totally and shamelessly copied her Polka Dot Moss Skirt.
Well, there was a small amount of shame involved, but not enough to stop me from driving to IKEA and buying the exact same fabric to make the exact same skirt. But imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right?
I think she must be making patterns just for me, because I am making an Archer shirt right now and I didn’t have to change anything on that one either. So I promptly downloaded the Scout Woven Tee pattern and the Maritime Shorts pattern, I’m hoping they fit just as well!
I am quite proud of my polka dot matching skillz…I drew the dots on my pattern paper as I cut each piece (I use Swedish Tracing paper to trace all of my patterns). Then I lined it up with the next piece and actually got a good match…I’m hoping I can conquer plaid next.
I like the way the fly is inserted; this was my second attempt at a zipper fly and it was a little different than the other one I did. I felt like I got a really good end result (after I sewed a piece on backwards and had to unpick it-totally my fault though!) The pockets are easy to put your hands in and actually stay put because they are caught in the center seam- no bunched up pockets, yay! 🙂
I feel like I want to make a bunch of these, (which probably won’t happen, let’s be realistic!!) but I am definitely making a denim version. I have some really cool hemp and organic cotton denim that I think will look awesome. I have never really considered myself a mini skirt kind of gal, but I feel like I can pull it off with tights or leggings underneath. Gotta be able to wrangle the kiddos without being indecent!