During MMMay I realised there was a clear gap in my wardrobe. I needed a fairly simple, black skirt for work to wear with patterned tops. I also really wanted to make another of Tilly’s Delphine Skirts, so it seemed the perfect match.
As you can see I was heavily inspired by Tilly’s ‘Make It Your Own’ section. As a beginner, I often find myself lacking in foresight as to how to adapt patterns so these sections are just perfect for me and it’s a great book for a lazy flick through (cup of tea in hand) of an evening when it’s turned too late to sew:-)
It’s not the most exciting of makes, but I figured the buttons just about raised it to post-worthy. I added an extra inch to the length which was perfect and felt much more comfortable. Again, I machine stitched the inner waistband. It was neater the second time around, but I think I have to admit that hand sewing this would be better, and worth the extra effort.
My slightly heavier fabric, a fifty-fifty linen and cotton mix, emphasised the shape of the design better this time I felt too. Really pleased with this one, so much so in fact that I wore it on two consecutive days this week. Once for work and once for pleasure. The perfect, adaptable skirt 🙂