Utu Skirt

A review of Breaking the Pattern Book by Saara & Laura Huto


Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 6th December, 2019

This is the Utu Skirt from the Breaking the Pattern book. It’s the first thing I’ve made from it. It won’t be the last.

I particularly love how the four waist darts elevate it from a rectangular wrap into one with some shape.

There’s a wide interfaced self-fabric belt that is incorporated into the side seam along with some d-rings that are sewn into the other side.

This was made from some very reasonable cotton lawn. It is slightly stiffer than you would expect from a cotton lawn, which gave this skirt some structure, along with the interfaced facings on the inside.

I shortened the pattern by 3 inches for this cropped version. I also increased the overlap by 2 inches (by simply widening each end by 2 inches), after reading on other reviews that the overlap was not quite as overlapped as it could be and I needed to be decent as I sat down! I’m glad I took this step.

You read more see my 2 longer versions on my blog https://lovelucie.org/2019/12/06/utu-skirt-breaking-the-pattern-goes-on-tour-in-cambodia/