All the leg work was to find a pattern that has just enough detail to be interesting but didn’t require more than 90cm of fabric. A fitted, high waist skirt (Burda 04/2014 #113) from my favourite issue of the year (other makes from this issue here, here and here). The pattern has just enough interesting details to keep it from being boring. Want a peak of the pineapples?
Yeah… just enough interesting details like on-seam welt pockets with Burda’s lack of instructional instructions! I saved this technique for a monthly sewing workshop I was attending for the first time in the hope that the tutor could coach me through that process. And she sure did with expert ability of the sewing and patience in equal measures.
After the in-seam welt pockets the remainder of the skirt was a breeze; a pair of darts, side seams (bit of fitting-on-the-go to snug up the waist), zipper, waist facing and hem.