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