I bought Tilly Walnes’ dressmaking book “Love at First Stitch” when it first came out, and the Delphine skirt is my first project from it. I love the fully coloured step-by-step instructions which really helped me make this garment.
It is a skirt with an interfaced+self faced waistband, invisible zips, slightly flared style and no darts or pleats.
- Pattern: “Delphine” skirt, in “Love at First Stitch” by Tilly Walnes
- Size made: size 1 (sizes 1-8 included)
- Pattern pieces: 4
- Fabric: Textured brocade, composition unknown, savaged from unwanted garment
- New Techniques used: Constructing waistband; Sewing zip (regular zip foot), Attempt at pattern matching at back centre seam
- Modifications: Shortened waistband height; Reduced skirt length; Increased taper from hip point to skirt hem as instructed by book
I enjoyed making this skirt, although I made plenty of mistakes. Including cutting the waistband facing wrong and it became too short such that the ends couldn’t be sewn into the zipper tape. so I hand-sewn it on top. I don’t think it made much difference to the outside of the garment, but the inside became less neat. Oh well, I learn…
Springtime in Brisbane is beautiful, with Jacaranda trees blooming flowers in lovely lilac/purple/mauve. I procrastinated so much before I was able to finish this skirt (I started 2.5 months ago), and luckily I am still able to take pictures with Jacarandas wearing the Delphine!
Summer is fast approaching! I should start planning to make summer tops and dresses.