A couple of weeks ago now, I made the Delphine Skirt’ from Tilly Walnes’ book ‘Love at First Stitch’, which I reviewed here. However, with photography and textiles work I haven’t been able to write about it until now.
Whilst making this skirt, I realized a slight issue I have with the book, which I forgot about when I wrote about making the Mimi Blouse.
The pattern sizes confuse me.
The book includes size guides for the finished garment and size guides based on your body measurements. I have a larger waist, compared to the rest of me and a no-hip combo going on, so skirts and shorts etc, are often difficult for me to gauge size wise. My waist measurement fell between the smallest and the second smallest size, but lay perfectly on the finished garment measurements for the smallest size. I decided to make the bigger size, as I thought it would be easier to take the skirt in than muddle about making it bigger. It turned out that I should have made the smaller size as it fell down once finished. Luckily, the skirt was simple to make (for my skill level), so didn’t take long to fix, and I am so happy with the result!