In case you hadn't noticed, I love Wiksten patterns, and this is no exception. The Tulip skirt was published in the first Stitch magazine in 2008. The pattern used to be available free, but without the instructions, so I downloaded the digital edition (currently $4.99). I've just noticed that the pattern and instructions are now available to buy and download separately as an eProject.
It's a lovely pattern, really well designed and quick to sew up. The waistband and placket are finished by hand. I really enjoyed the hand sewing (it's nice to be able to do some sewing while watching TV) though I need to add beeswax to my shopping list - I did get into a bit of a tangle every now and then.
|inside of waistband and placket|
|And here's a side view|
I cut my usual size in Wiksten patterns (small, merging to medium at the hips) and it's perfect! I made a couple of modifications:
- I eliminated the waist ties.
- I added two buttons to the waistband, instead of using the hook/eye and waist tie closure.
- I added 3" length to the XL hem line.
So now I've made all three of the Wiksten patterns - I very much hope Jenny Gordy releases some more, because I love her style.
Pattern: £3.26 ($4.99)
Fabric: £15 (incl shipping)
Buttons (7): £3.85
Thread: £0 (from stash)
Grand total: £22.11
I'm really thrilled with this make. I'm in need of a few more basics to see me through MMM'12, so this is a very welcome addition to my me-made wardrobe.