Anna JP is taking over the blog today as she has made this rather lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt in one of the new fabrics from the new Palace Garden collection. Over to her.
With the launch of the new AW18 collection I was really happy to be asked to make something to showcase one of the beautiful new prints. As I’ve already got a lot of patterned tops I wanted to try a skirt this time.
Being in a bit of a rush, I decided to work out a pattern myself rather than wait for one to arrive in the post. Luckily I then discovered an old brown paper pattern for an A-line maxi skirt I’d made for myself way back in the 1990s (the last time maxis were a thing!). All I needed to do was double-up the front to make it into a wrap style and then add side seam pockets. A similar skirt pattern I was looking at buying is Simplicity 1069.
The wrap style is very simple to make as it’s basically just three long wedge-shaped panels, simple seams and a tie waistband, and is easily adjustable and very comfortable to wear. I love the new Deacadent Bloom pattern – it’s quite a painterly print and although dark, does not feel at all inappropriate on a hot sunny day. I’ve successfully tried the skirt on with winter clothes too (polo neck, leather belt, boots) so I am hoping that this will be a real multi-season piece.
I hope this inspires you to make something new. Happy summer sewing!
The fabric used for this lovely Liberty Maxi Skirt is called Decadent Blooms from the new Liberty collection.