A review of Arielle Skirt
This pattern has been around for a few years and there are lots of lovely versions to see on Instagram #sewingarielle. The pattern advises not to use a too heavy weight fabric so I was a bit nervous about sewing this up in tweed but it worked fine and I didn’t need to use a lighter fabric for the facings. I just sewed down the facing at the side seams and the darts to keep the facing in place. I made the mini length version and was actually quite surprised to find it was still ‘mini’ on me and I’m 5’4”! I did also make a toile of this in a heavy coating fabric and it was too bulky at the corners, so the tweed is about the maximum weight the pattern can manage, I think. I love that this pattern has a bit of easy adjustability with the buttons – I sewed a 3 and didn’t make any changes. My blog http://ruthsews.com has a little more about this make and where I bought the fabric from the weaver on the Isle of Harris.