Here's my Ginger skirt from the Colette pattern! I didn't officially participate to the sew-along but I followed all of Sunni's great posts on the construction; yesterday I finally took the time to actually make the skirt and I whipped it in a few hours.
I wanted to post these photos earlier today but I ended up working from morning to night, with a little break for dinner and taking pictures (this also explain the crazy facial expressions… sorry, I was exhausted). You can actually see the beautiful weather here in Italy: it's raining a lot and the temperature is below 15°C. Yay! Today it's a festivity here, so many people were counting on the long weekend and are quite disappointed.
But enough with the context, let's talk about the skirt.
I used some striped fabric cotton with a slight stretch that I had in my stash. I chose it for two reasons stash bustin' and an attempt to include lighter colors in my summer wardrobe. I wanted to make version 3 of the skirt, but I didn't have enough fabric, so I placed the stripes horizontally for the waistband and vertically for the rest of the skirt in order to add some interest. I had included pockets in the side seams, but I ended up cutting them away because they added too much bulk in my already bulky hip area. What else? The instructions are (as always) amazing and it's a very good pattern, although I don't like the A-line shape on me so it won't be my favorite skirt. I think this silhouette looks better on women who are less curvy and taller than I am. It's also a smidge too high waisted for my taste (or am I just short waisted? Do you think I am? I can't tell).