I know there’s a lot of Cynthia Fans out there and I’m quickly becoming one!
Last year I made the top from this pattern, you might remember it as the ‘save all your kisses for me‘ top!
A few weeks ago I was looking to make a denim skirt for summer and stumbled across this pattern in my stash and thought this would be perfect.
I frivolously chopped my paper pattern!! Shock! Horror!! This is not something I would normally do, but I’m not planning on being a bigger size anytime soon so I thought what the heck!
It’s actually about a month or so since I finished this. There’s not a lot to say about the construction except to was fairly straight forward, including the zip fly.
I changed the order of construction. Instead of sewing the side seams then attaching the waist band, I completed the front (inc the fly) added the waist band, but not the facing. Then I sewed up the side seams to get the fit spot on. Then adjusted the waist facings and attached them.
From experience there’s nothing worse than attaching the waist band, and finishing off the top stitching etc only to find you’re unhappy with the fit. I started sewing all my skirts, dresses and trousers this way after making my Yasmin Yoke Skirts as they is how they are sewn up.
So here’s a few pics from an old photo shoot! What spurred me on to write this post today is that I’m wearing this outfit today for #memademay17
The top is a save from last year. The neckline just wasn’t right so I folded it over to the outside and stitched it down with the coverstitch and am really pleased it worked as I just love this fabric.
So not a lot else to say about the skirt, except there’ll be definitely more of these to be seen in the summer, once I get through my stash of jumpsuit patterns for #jumpingintojune !!