Hello everyone! Jess is stepping in today to show you the Grainline Moss Skirt she made as part of our Small World Blog Tour!! Without further ado, here’s Jess:
Heyyy there Raeders! (or do you prefer to go by Raesins?) I thought I’d show you that big kids can wear Small World too! I’ve had the Grainline Studio Moss Skirt Pattern for a couple of years now, and I’d even sewn up a muslin and made sizing adjustments before setting it aside. But the second this Up So High yardage entered my sewing lair, I started cutting out this little number.
It is kind of little, eh? It’s advertised as a mini skirt, though, so I can’t complain. I usually wear skirts like this with tights or leggings, and they’re more of a cold-weather staple for me, but this does make for a wonderful summer skirt if I do say so myself. Lest the mini-ness of this skirt deter you from trying it, let it be known that (a) my legs are disproportionately long for my 5′ 6″ body; and (b) the Moss Skirt pattern does have an option to add hem bands for extra length. Also: since I purchased my copy, Jen has updated the pattern with a little added length, and it’s now available in print format too!
The pockets on this skirt are fully functional. Look! I can actually fit my big man hands into them! This is the single most exciting thing about this pattern; all my store-bought jeans and skirts have tiny, pretend, why-bother pockets, and this is such a great example of why making my own clothes is so gratifying.
The Moss Skirt pattern is definitely more advanced than the average women’s pattern in my stash, but the details aren’t too tricky with a little practice. Know that it is completely worth your time to do a couple of practice zipper flys before diving in on the real thing. You might even have a small temper tantrum when you attach the pockets to the pocket linings, but that’s totally normal if you cut out the wrong-sized linings (ahem).
This corduroy is so soft and easy to work with. I didn’t have any trouble with the fabric stretching and shifting while I sewed, which is something I’ve previously experienced with other corduroys. I can’t wait to make more garments with Small World. Don’t you think a pair of Maritime Shorts would be amazing in, say, the Apples print?
Here are the all the stops on the It’s A Small World (blog tour), After All so far:
- Oh My Darlin’
- Girl Like the Sea’s balloon trousers
- Skirt As Top’s lemon jumper
- Probably Actually’s city streets skirt
- You and Mie’s umbrella dress (+doll dress!)
- Whipstitch’s lemon pinafore set
- You and Mie’s small world toddler backpack
Stay tuned for more Small World…I’ve hopefully got a couple more posts coming yet!