I finally got around to getting some pics of my skirt. Now they are not great pics. I might have had a glass or two of wine last night, and I might not have been feeling my absolute best, so it might have been a case of ‘let’s just get this over with’
It is a Grainline Moss made from a gold coated denim I bought at Minerva fabrics. It is a bit of an oddball fabric. For starters it smelled very fishy when I first bought it, but a couple of passes through the washing machine and it lost it’s odour, whilst keeping its colour. it did also retain, though, a plasticky feel and a stiffness not generally lauded in casual attire. (It becomes much more pliable when ironed, but soon hardens again when it cools)
The Moss pattern seems to be universally admired by those who have made it and I am not going to disagree. The instructions are clear and my first fly front zip went in with ease.
Let’s talk fitting, though. I think that the skirt is meant to sit quite low on your hips, and if I wear it low like that it fits quite well. However, I am old and find comfort in pulling my clothing up over my tummy, so next time I make it I will grade the pattern and make the waist somewhat smaller. It would be an easy enough fix on this one – I could replace the waistband and take in the yolk a bit – but I can’t see this skirt making it into high rotation in my wardrobe and this fabric is the very devil to unpick, so that might never happen.
As it is probably not going to get much use I just pinked the seams – I didn’t want the added bulk of some of the fancier finishes. I have no pictures of this, but the pocket bags are bright pink cotton and the hem is finished with bright pink bias.
So to the big question. Is it fitting for a middle aged woman to go around sporting a gold denim mini skirt? Probably not. Do I care? Not a bit! Despite the poor fit around the waist and the fact it feels like I am wearing a cardboard box there is something about the very fact of a gold denim skirt that I love.