Erin skirts (and an Agnes)

I have been wanting to make an Erin Skirt for a while. I bought the Sew Over It e-book back in May and so it was about time I made something from it! 

I really wanted to make a mustard cord version for the Autumn but couldn’t find any cord that wasn’t overly yellow. With that idea on hold for a while I decided to make up a denim version instead first. I had just enough material left from making my Ginger jeans as well as all the jeans buttons from the kit as I only needed one. 

At the start of November we had another family sewing weekend where I wanted to make a Raglan sweatshirt and the Erin skirt. I managed to get both done really easily and only had to make a few adjustments to the fit of the skirt. I cut out a size 12 but had to take the side seams in a small amount and shortened the hem by at least an inch. 

 The weekend after we went to the sewing show at the NEC, I didn’t want to buy much but needed up coming out with loads of good stuff, including some perfect Mustard cord! 

I made up my next Erin skirt in December pretty much the same as my last one although I did make it very slightly shorter. I found some gorgeous buttons from my local craft shop which were a kind of dark wood effect with engravings. Again the pattern was easy to follow and it went together really quickly. 

To complete the outfit I also made a Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top with some navy and whit striped jersey I have had in my stash for well over a year. It maybe wasn’t the perfect fabric for the pattern as it didn’t have much stretch but it goes with the skirt so well 🙂 I loved wearing the whole outfit over Christmas.

I will definitely be making more of these (as well as the Agnes) as I have worn them so much since I made them. Hopefully they will also work into Spring/Summer!

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