The last Japanese skirt
Back in 2014 my husband had to travel to Japan and he came back with some some awesome fabrics.
With the black fabric I made a Chinese style shirt, which sounds great but was not very comfortable to wear.
The red fabric at the bottom was used to make a circle skirt, which I still use and I am happy with. In fact, just the other day a Japanese woman commented that it was kimono fabric and complimented me on making the skirt.
The blue fabric was my favorite of the three so I was scared of cutting into it. It took me three and a half years to take the plunge and I finally decided to go for the true and tested skirt pattern by Kay Whitt from the book Sew Serendipity. This is the third time I use this pattern and the results look quite different every time.
Here’s skirt number one:
And skirt number two:
Skirt number three has solid strips in between the panels and on top of the pockets. Somehow I sewed the invisible zipper one inch below where it should have been, so I had to hand sew a closure hook at the top.
Here it is again. I think it’s now my favorite of the three.