My latest Make

A review of Salida Skirt

Reviewed by Sew-What on 20th November, 2020

This skirt is the perfect Autumn staple! It suits heavier weight fabrics such as corduroy (which I’ve used here) and denim. It’s more suitable for an intermediate sewer because there is a zip fly and a kick pleat which could be tricky if you were a complete beginner but if you fancy a challenge then by all means!

It was fun to piece together the different panels and I love the topstitching, I think it gives a really professional finish.

The main challenge you may have with this pattern is the fit, unless your body shape fits the measurements on the pattern you might have to do a bit of adjusting. I have a curvy shape where my hips are proportionally much wider than my waist so I had to think quite carefully about how I cut the pattern to ensure I was accomodating my hips whilst still achieving a fitted silhouette at my waist. In the end I chose the larger size for my hips and then once I’d sewn the side seams I tried it on and took them in at the waist. So quite simple in the end!


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