Do you ever run across a sewing pattern that will help you recreate a pinterest pin you have had on your board for years? This is exactly what happened when I saw Rae’s newest sewing pattern, the Cleo Skirt!
I’ve had this midi skirt pinned to my pinterest board for such a long time, and as soon as I saw Rae’s Cleo Skirt pattern, my mind immediately went to this pin! I know, I know, the colors are totally different, but the proportions are absolutely the same!
Rae’s pattern has a few options, midi length or above the knee, side pockets or these scooped out pockets, and solid or with a contrast band. I sewed a mix of the different versions. I used the pockets from view a because I loved the scoop detail!
To get the length / contrast band, I used the final length from view b, and then subtracted the width of the contrast band (that pattern piece is provided with view a). I then sewed the contrast band on with 1/2 inch seam allowance (not folded in half as the directions tell you to). I wasn’t sure how I wanted to finish the hem, and ended up going with a hand stitched blind hem.
The fabric I used is a tencel shirting from the Indiesew shop (no longer available). Actually both are tencel shirtings, just in two different colors! I’ve loved sewing with tencel fabric! It drapes beautifully, and it has a sort of suede look to it! The tencel is also very lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for the hot weather we get here in Florida!
I absolutely love this skirt! I love how sophisticated it looks, but that elastic waistband in the back makes it so comfortable!
Here’s a quick recap of the details:
Pattern: Cleo Skirt
Modifications: I used a mix of the different views, pockets from view a, length from view b, contrast band from view a. And I hemmed the skirt with a hand stitched blind hem.
The pattern & fabric for the Cleo Skirt were provided to me as part of the Indiesew blogger team. All opinions, as always, are my own…I love both the pattern and the fabric used in this project!