Elizabeth Street

Sew: Rae Skirt

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I've finally done some spring sewing!  I bought this fabric ages ago, thinking I would make a dress out of it, specifically, the Harwood dress when the pattern was first released last fall.  Sadly, after putting all the PDF pattern pieces together and laying them out, I realized I didn't have enough fabric.  Back to the stash it went until I re-organized my PDF patterns and saw my Rae skirt pattern - perfect!  I made one version of this skirt a long time ago, but it didn't survive the wash since I threw it together without doing much seam finishing.  I've wanted to make another ever since and this fabric seemed like the perfect match. 

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The wool crepe made a really nice skirt with the perfect combination of body and drape.  It's a great all-seasons piece (except summer) so I think I'll get a lot of use out of it this spring.  I really love this pattern - there are so many "quick" or "beginner" skirt patterns out there that claim to be easy and flattering, but I usually find that they don't work for me.  If the skirt is made of one or two pieces, it just turns out looking like a giant paper bag and looks completely unflattering.  The Rae skirt is constructed of 6 panels which gives it much more drape and I think gives it a much more flattering fit.  The only thing that's missing is pockets!  I decided to use French seams to hopefully make this skirt last longer than the previous version; the fabric was almost too thick but I really like how clean and finished it looks!

Pattern: Rae Skirt from Sewaholic

Fabric: Green wool crepe from A Fashionable Stitch

Size: 8

Modifications: French seams