... whilst browsing the rails in topshop, i happened upon this beaut...
topshop online describe it as a 'printed paperbag waist skirt'
Unfortunately for me, it was a little too much for my purse to part with, but a lovely design. And so for a fraction of the price, i found some fabric and armed with my skirt blocks and some dot and cross paper, set about a little afternoon pattern cutting!
the fabric was not so similar after all, but a sweet one all the same
It turned into a much harder task than i had originally thought and ended up with a little bit of a headache. I can feel my brain working out when I am thinking about pleats.
my paper patterns
I made a couple of changes to the original, just to make it a bit easier for me to construct (put in an extra little pleat instead of the pockets, and put a concealed zip in the back seam rather than a fly opening in the front) but am pleased to have recreated the features i was attracted to - the paperbag waist, box pleats and deep coloured floral print.
Good with a belt
box pleats in close up
I felt rather triumphant after all my headaching. It is nice when these things work out.
Yours bagged and belted,