When it came to packing away my Summer clothes a while back, the item that I knew I would miss the most was my lovely, navy, linen Ginger, see here. Seriously, this skirt has never let me down 🙂 When I unearthed this navy, cord material from my stash (still going at it…), there was only one pattern worth considering… I give you the Winter Ginger!
I was a little wary of using a much thicker fabric with zero stretch, so I allowed myself 3/8″ instead of 5/8″ seam allowance. I was keen not to put too much pressure on the zip, as I think was the problem with my first Ginger, see here. This seemed to work well, and the fit turned out perfectly.
There’s not much more to say about this. I followed the pattern as before, opting this time for the curved waistband. I do love Colette patterns: they’re extremely clear, easy to follow and I love the ‘neatness’ of their booklets 🙂
I’ve a feeling this make will look a little dull on here, but when I opened my wardrobe door to find something to wear with it, the options were endless. I seriously think this skirt will go with my entire wardrobe and that makes me happy, as I know it’ll get worn loads 🙂
20 thoughts on “The Winter Ginger”
Looks super cute and cozy! Love cord.
Thank you! I’m pretty sure already that it will be a winner 🙂
I think it’s about time I bought a Ginger pattern! This looks so comfortable and cosy! I love that it’ll go with everything 🙂
I think everybody should have a Ginger in their lives 😉
Lovely skirt – it has the kind of classic shape you really could mix with so many tops for lots of different outfits. I don’t have this pattern, but I’m really hoping to make a cord Beignet skirt – I just haven’t found the right weight fabric yet!
Thank you! I haven’t tried the Beignet skirt, but I’ve spied a few online and think it has a similar ‘wardrobe staple’ look to it. Hope you track the right fabric down 🙂
Beautiful skirt and a great wardrobe staple and You look gorgeous! I bought this pattern months ago but haven’t got round to making it yet.
Too kind, but thank you! I’ve used it many times now and find it really flattering, especially if you’ve got short legs like me 😉
Your skirt looks great! I definitely need to work on making more basic bottoms– it’s great to have items that you can wear with loads of different tops.
I think you’re doing great with your maternity wardrobe. I remember it being tricky… sometimes the plainer things really do get worn the most. I really needed a Winter version of this 🙂
This is your signature look, and it’s making me want a Ginger! Sounds like you got the fit right again. Lovely job!
Thank you! I love the waistband detail on this, lifts it from being just another navy skirt 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Looks lovely! I’ve got the pattern just need to stop buying pretty floral cottons and invest in fabrics that I will actually wear most!
I know, I always get sidetracked into the prettier prints. I can’t imagine actually being attracted to this in a fabric shop (I bought it such a long time ago) but I’m betting it will really earn its keep 🙂
I’ve been thinking of making a cord skirt as a winter wardrobe staple, and after seeing yours I just might! I haven’t made a skirt at all yet. It looks great, well done 🙂
Thank you! I really recommend this pattern, it’s easy to follow and really flattering on 🙂
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