Another blog post and another new skirt! This is the Laetitia Wrap Skirt by Just Patterns and Delphine the designer and owner of Just Patterns kindly gifted me the PDF to sew up and to share with you lovely lot on its day of release.
So this skirt is actually designed as a midi length with a lovely asymmetrical hemline and a deep waistband with generous length ties. I ended up making my skirt hemline at knee length because I’ve come to realise that my best skirt length for my proportions is on or just above the knee or maxi length. It was very easy to use the shorten or lengthen lines provided on the pattern to adjust the length as I wanted it.
My lovely linen and rayon blend fabric came from Croft Mill and the actual print might be familiar to some of you because I used another colour way of this exact print for this skirt here. When I discovered this lovely red, bitter-chocolate, mint and blush colourway I knew immediately that it had to be mine, because I love the feel and texture of the fluid weave, so I clicked *add to cart* in the blink of an eye.
As usual, the drafting of Delphine’s new design is impeccable with wonderful instructions that are easy to follow.
I sewed up a size 38 but extended the waist out to a size 40 and I reduced the length by about 6 inches. I also made my waistband and ties a little narrower than the intended width because I had plans for the rest of the fabric (more on that later).
The skirt is unlined and therefore if you choose a fabric with a distinct wrong side as I have, then you have to be ok with the possibility of it showing if a breeze catches the fabric and opens out the wrap overlay. I’m fine with the wrong side peeping out from time to time.
Here are a few extra close-up photos for you to enjoy. I really like the detail on the waist for the tie to thread through and I like the fact that the lovely hem finishing method is nice and clean
I really like how my Laetitia wrap skirt turned out and I can’t wait to wear it when I go on holiday at the end of June.
In the photos, I’ve styled my skirt with another JP design, the Claudia tank, because the chocolate tone within it luckily matches the brown in the print perfectly. No doubt I’ll be wearing quite a bit of off-white with it too.
When I bought the linen mix fabric I ordered enough for a top as well so I’ll be sharing that with you in a week or two. I’ll be able to wear the top with this skirt and it’ll make a lovely two-piece dress and will be lovely to mix and match.
Ok, that’s all from me for this week I’ll catch you next time.
See you soon!
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Very, very pretty, Diane! Really flattering and lovely details, particularly with the scale and length changes that suit you best!
I thought I recognized the print: it is a great fabric!
Ohh, thank you so much, Joan! I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I’m loving using more prints lately.