Here is my second Clemence skirt from Love At First Stitch. I made this one really quickly! I was desperately needing a basic black skirt.
I had decided to part with the elastic waist skirt I made a while back. It was one of my first skirts and I just didn’t like the style of it that much and it was just a little too short for me. So when I cleared my closet, out it went. I also parted with the other black skirts I had as they were styles that I didn’t truly love.
So I was left with no black skirt and I had some black fabric stashed away so I decided to go ahead and make another Clemence skirt because that was the exact style I wanted for a black skirt.
At first I made this skirt too big. I did adjust the waistband pattern I had created for my first Clemence prior to cutting it out but I guess I just didn’t do enough. I was going to just go with it as it seamed just a little loose, but ultimately I wasn’t happy with the fit so I pulled out my seam ripper and pulled apart the waist band and zipper and took it in and I am so happy because it fits so much better and looks so much better than before.
One of these days I am NOT going to have to take something apart again and again. (At least I hope!)
- Pattern: Clemence skirt from Love At First Stitch.
- Fabric: Don’t know. It was something I got a while back but I think it may be polyester. It’s a medium weight.
- Changes: I did make the bottom of the waistband a little wider than the top and I added a hook and eye to the waistband. Other than that everything is the same as the instructions in the book.
I’m glad I went ahead and made this skirt quickly as I think a basic black skirt is a must in my wardrobe. One of my gaps is finally filled! On my way to building my capsule wardrobe! Woo hoo!