I can’t believe it’s already been over 2 months since I made this skirt! I’ve been so busy that time is just flying by!
The Zinnia is the latest pattern from Colette Patterns. It has 3 versions. Version 1 is a gathered skirt with buttons down the front, Version 2 is pleated with belt loops and falls above the knee, and Version 3 is also pleated, but hits below the knee and includes directions for lining. I chose Version 2 and used a cotton sateen I purchased from Five Eighth Seams forever ago. It was another stash fabric just waiting for the perfect project and I’m glad I saved it for this skirt!
I debated on whether I wanted to add the belt loops, but then I remembered this super cut bow belt I scored in the sale room at Anthro. The belt loops were a little “fiddly” for me, but they were a first and got easier with practice.
Version 2 includes inseam pockets, while Version 1 has front patch pockets.
The skirt closes with an invisible and cute little button on the waistband. I made a fabric covered button and was able to fit the center of one of the flowers on it.
I am a sucker for pleats and I absolutely love the pleats on this skirt!
The skirt came together easily. I’m typically a 4 in Colette Patterns and the Zinnia 4 fits me great! The skirt is cut on the bias, which makes for a flattering fit, but also makes it difficult to hem without puckers. I ended up sewing the hem down invisibly by hand. Anybody have any good tricks for hemming a skirt cut on the bias?
Can’t you picture this skirt on a rack at White House Black Market? It’s a little dressy for my everyday life, so I paired it with a very casual shirt to make it more my style (my style typically includes a pretty pup by my side). I really want to make another Zinnia using Version 3 with a sheer fabric.
And now for the giveaway winner for the My Dress by Debbie Brooke Designs! Congratulations to Katherine Rhodes! Lucky you! For the rest of you, the pattern will be released on March 15th and you can purchase it here.