Next up, I am sharing Monica! This is my third skirt from the collection and perhaps it is my favorite! I love the pleated detailing on Monica. It gives a wonderful fullness to the skirt without added bulk and shockingly, I find pleating way easier than gathering. Plus with pleats, everything is even because the marking is included in the pattern. No fussing with adjusting gathers. Monica, like all of the other skirts in this collection, features a high rise waist and sews up fairly quickly and easily. All of the options in this collection are interchangeable. That includes pockets, waist bands, and suspenders.
I chose the mini length of Monica. I height adjusted 2 inches for my 5’1 frame and my skirt hits just at the top of my knee. I already have plans to make this as a maxi length. It is so pretty and very comfortable! I added the waist ties and made a bow at my hip. I also added in seam pockets because I don’t understand why people don’t want pockets in their clothing. 🙂
Here are all the options for Monica!
- Three Hem Lengths: Mini, Knee and Maxi
- Options include Waist ties and Side Seam Pockets
- Four Waistbands: Basic, Tall, Encased Elastic and Contour
- Tutorial includes a link to an extensive Skirt Fitting Guide to get your best fit!
- Women’s Sizes XXS-5XL (see the last image for yardage and size chart)
This skirt pattern requires a stable knit so of course I had to use some of my precious Liverpool. I chose this vibrant hot pink background print for my skirt! I love the brightness of the colors. Even though it is fall here, I still need bright colors! This beautiful Liverpool is from Zinck’s in Berlin. I picked it up early in the summer and I have been hoarding it for awhile. I thought I would make a blazer with it, but it makes a perfect skirt! Don’t worry, I still have plenty left for a cropped jacket!
Remember this top from Monday’s post when I said I would be sharing it later in the week? Yeap, another Easy Tee with a slight hack. Only a slight adjustment was made here. I cut the pattern at the scoop neckline and only added a band to the “scooped out” part in front. I then cut the neckband length for the crew neck shirt option and attached it like binding instead of bands. This allowed me to tuck the raw edges inside and then top stitch them in place. Now that I know how this fits, I would change a few things. 1. Start the bonus neckband a little lower so it isn’t right against my throat. 2. Maybe add some sort of stabilizer in the band to keep it from being sooo stretchy. and 3. Do better about top stitching. This beautiful Royal Blue Fabric is from Stitchin’ Pretties! It is a double brushed poly and is a dream to sew with! As a reminder, Stitchin’ Pretties ships within ONE BUSINESS DAY!!
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Hi Sequoia, I love the Monica skirt ! It is gorgeous. I wish I was a little mouse at your house or mine sewing along with you ! Have a great weeken. Again thank you for giving your time last month! it made me the happiest! Sheila
On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 8:50 AM SequoiaLynn Sews wrote:
> SequoiaLynnSews posted: “Next up, I am sharing Monica! This is my third > skirt from the collection and perhaps it is my favorite! I love the pleated > detailing on Monica. It gives a wonderful fullness to the skirt without > added bulk and shockingly, I find pleating way easier than g” >
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