Who said you can’t wear a nice cotton floral skirt in Winter? With the mild weather we’ve been having lately, it’s the perfect addition to my wardrobe.


I was given this lovely fabric by my sewing bee pal Amanda when she came to visit me at my parent’s house in Bradford in the Summer. It’s from White Tree Fabrics.

Although I could’ve made a dress from the 1m of fabric, I instead opted to make the Itch-to-Stitch petal skirt (free pattern). I’ve made this up before but as a dress version, (The Autumn Ali ). Before I cut the skirt out I adapted it slightly for woven fabrics as the pattern is for knits (by enlarging the skirt a little to the sides to allow for some wearing ease and seam allowance).

I also cut out some grey cotton lining (from my stash), and underlined each piece of the cotton floral fabric with it by stitching about 1/4″ around the two layers together. The skirt was then stitched together in my own way as I wanted to add bias-binding to the hem and add facings to the waist…


and a red concealed zip to one side.

Winter_floral skirt_zip

I still love the shape of the petal skirt at the front. It’s hard to see in the photo as I’ve matched the fabric diagonally so all the roses flow in the same direction.


I must confess I made this skirt a few weeks ago before the haircut but it’s not a bad little make, quick and easy plus it adds a bit of colour to those dull winter days!


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