What colour palette do I like? What prints will go with what prints? Are they too matchy-matchy? Do they blend too much? Will the pattern show on a smaller item? Will the person like it? Does it suit them? Is it elegant/retro/vintage/childish/adult enough? AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!
And the worst part - I don't normally subscribe to pink; I don't have many clothes that are pink or furnishings that are pink or stuff that is pink but I'm always drawn to the pink palette when it come to fabrics. Sometimes I hate my taste.
And so, it is with great pride, that I present this skirt that I made - in Yellow and Orange! No pink in sight. And my delightful Little Miss M has named it her Sunshine skirt. How lovely is that!
The nitty-gritty details...
This skirt was made using Oliver + S Hopscotch skirt pattern. I am still not very comfortable with making clothes and this pattern takes you on a very detailed journey from beginning to end. So this was a very good pattern for me.
Having said that, not only is it very detailed but there are ALOT of steps. Why? I think it's because this pattern is all about the finishes - once complete, only the side seams have a visible sergered/zig-zagged edge. All the other seams are enclosed.
In the back of my mind (and not because I have asked them), I think my sisters, highly accomplished seamstresses especially in the clothing department (my younger sis made my wedding dress; my older sis could whip up a suit from thin air!!!), would think this is a very fussy pattern for a child's play skirt. I think.
Would I make it again? Yes, definitely. It is a great beginner pattern; the finishes are pretty good; and there are some good techniques to take away from this pattern. Also, using this nifty tip from the ever-talented Nicole Mallalieu, I can make this skirt in various sizes.