I’ve really been on a roll with knits lately, but when I saw this beautiful flannel I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something a little bit out of the norm! I’ve always loved flannel, but have never been drawn to wearing button-up tops, so I’ve never been quite sure what to sew with flannel! I have used flannel with a couple of other patterns since I first sewed the Camden Skirt, but I felt like this was simply a perfect pairing. I pulled out my favorite pattern for flannel and got to work!
Have you ever fallen so in love with a fabric or pattern that you just think of it constantly? That was me with this pencil skirt for about a year. I saw this fabric on Minerva back in January 2018, and couldn’t stop thinking about it ever since. Once I finally got my hands on some, I struggled!!
It took me a year to finally make this vision a reality… And another year to post it!! I’d been eyeing cute button up skirts since autumn of 2018, and actually purchased this pattern back in November 2018 after seeing one of my favorite fellow sewists post her version on Instagram! I’d been holding onto it, just waiting for the right fabric to come along, when I finally found the perfect match last November!
Fibre Mood Magazine Issue 12 launches today, and I’m so excited to have been included in an amazing group of sewists who got to try out a pattern from the magazine ahead of time to help promote and show you what you can look forward to in this issue. As I’ve grown to expect with Fibre Mood patterns, this skirt pattern is lovely, was easily constructed, and although a circle skirt is nothing new or groundbreaking, this one has a couple nice little details that I loved.