Wednesday, 23 December 2015


I thought I'd squeeze this make onto this years blog roll, it's becoming a winter favourite and I think it'll get a few wears over the Christmas hols.

(excuse terrible indoor pics but it's way too wet out there!)

I finally got around to making up Megan Nielsens Veronika skirt. This is a free download (love a freebie) and I printed it off back in the summer. I've wanted to make up a simple circle skirt for a while but it just kept getting pipped off the to make top spot in favour of well anything else. I don't know whay but I've had a fear of making up a circle skirt. I think finding the width of fabric I needed was a put off and also I'm not a love of skirt that has the potential to show the world my pants with the slightest puff of wind.

This skirt still does that but I figure I'm wearing a coat all the time at the mo so my modesty will be preserved over the winter months, perfect time to go for it.
The pattern is the most simple, two pieces and a waistband. I know you can totally make up a circle skirt without a pattern but I haven't got the head space for the maths so having the paper pattern is my way to go.
The fabric is a piece of polka dot viscose I bought in the autumn. I didn't have enough to get each part out whole so there is a back seam but that really doesn't matter. As you can imagine this is a nice quick make, once you've got as far as adding the waistband and zip you just need to make sure you can leave it to hang for at least 48 hours so the fabric can stretch out. As there are a lot of parts that fall on the bias these parts need to settle into the drape of the skirt. You couldn't make this up and wear it that evening, wonky hem a go go.

I hemmed this to fall just above knee length which feels most flattering in tights. I still love the idea of a midi but they always look better with heels and I'm a flats girl. I'd really like to try that look out though, maybe for a summer wedding or something....

There are two waistband options, this is the narrower of the two, I think I'd use the wider one with a stiffer fabric so it holds up with bending and sitting throughout the day.

I only had a cream zip to use but it's pretty invisible so that's no biggy. Megan's instructions are super clear throughout, I think this would be a great beginners pattern. She has also added an option to make it up in stretch fabric and there are some cute patch pocket options too, I'll be using those in my next Veronika for sure.

That's it for this year, just one more morning at work then it's time to fully settle into that Christmas food and drink coma. I'm not sure if I'll be getting the machine out, part of me wants to completely rest up and not touch a thing where as the other half wants to spend the whole 10 days using up every last bit of fabric in my stash while I have time....hhhhmmmm we'll see how it goes.

Happy Christmas to you all, thank you for dropping by every now and then. I look forward to seeing all of your new year makes and making many more of my own me mades in 2017,

Have a good one!!! xx


  1. Looks great, I loved the one circle skirt I had RTW and wore it till it fell apart. This skirt has prompted me to question why it has never occoured to me to sew my own!

  2. Lovely! I made a circle skirt earlier this year and it's so fun and twirly to wear.