I’ve been wanting to make more skirts lately, so when the opportunity to test the Nita wrap skirt for Sew DIY came up, it seemed like a no brainer. The pattern (when released), will come in three lengths, mini, midi, and maxi. In a move that was a surprise to precisely no one, I chose the mini. Midi lengths look awkward on me, and the mini seemed just long enough to wear at work, with tights. As for the maxi, that I’ll save for summer.
For maybe two years, I’ve had this navy poly satin sitting in my stash. A look back at my old Fabric.com orders tells me that it’s called Roselyn satin, though they have none remaining on their site. I really like this fabric, it’s more of a medium/heavy weight material, and therefore sews beautifully. I usually avoid satin, as I really hate flimsy, slippery fabric. Also, I felt like a sturdier material would give this a bit of a Clara Oswald feel. I have no idea why I think that, honestly.
Navy fabric is really hard to photograph when you’re no good at photography, btw. I feel like you can’t see any of the details or really anything at all. Very frustrating. I did try to edit them a bit to make it more visible, hopefully it worked. I really actually like the skirt!! I was just kind of winging it on the button placement, so that’s not as good as it could be. Based on my waist size, I cut a size 12, and opted to make the lined version. I used the same fabric for lining, as it’s a wrap and you can sometimes see the insides. I think I should have used a thinner fabric, it has a bit too much volume as is. I toyed with the idea of doing an unlined version, and finishing the insides with black bias tape. Totally should have done that!
I’m actually wearing this skirt right now, so I’m calling it a success. I’m not someone who needs things to be perfect, I just have to like it. Stay tuned for the pattern release, it should be coming soon!! Happy sewing 🙂