I was sooo excited about this ebook when it came out! The book is a collection of five beautiful versatile patterns that we all need in our wardrobe! As far as Erin skirt is concerned, it is a beginner pattern which I really enjoyed making it. There is an option for a midi or a mini length version. I chose to make the mini length skirt just because I think it’s more suitable for my style. I a;so love the fact that it came with pockets!
The pattern does not require a lot of fabric so that was a plus! The pattern requires about 1.1 – 1.2 meters of 1.50m width of fabric (or 1.4m for 1.15m width of fabric) for the mini version. I made straight size 14 and it fits perfectly without any alterations. I use a stretch light to medium weight denim in grey color. The fabric was bought from a fabric store in Athens which sells fabrics in really low prices (1-3€/meter something like that – perfect prices for wearable muslins right?) with a pant pattern in mind I purchased this. However, I’m not a fun of this perticular fabric cause it stretches out a bit. That way, I interfaced not only the button band but also the waistband in order to be stiffer.
|Me wearing Erin skirt by SOI|
As far as the closure of the skirt is conearned, I used muted silver buttons which were purchased locally. I didn’t have any problems putting those buttonholes. However, I had to test one or two buttonholes on a scrap of fabric in order to check the position and also to remember how to put them! I don’t put bttonholes that often! Don’t forget testing buttonhles on a scrap of the fabric you are using. In this case I tested mine on an intarfaced piece of the main fabric that I used.
Although it’s a quick project, I’m not sure how long did I take to make it. It didn’t take much time though. I prefer not to time my sewing. Because of my little one I sew with a lot of breaks!