Pattern of the month: Spring calls for more Zinnias!
I always thought I couldn’t wear full skirts. It wasn’t until recently that I even attempted to sew one, because every time I tried one on in the store, the fit wasn’t right.
With Spring approaching, my thirst for a full skirt returned. Then I remembered Zinnia!
To make it work best for my short waist, I knew I had to minimize the gathering. I simply cut a size 12 for the waistband, and a size 4 for the skirt. Easy! This resulted in a fit that made me feel good, much better than anything I’d tried on before.
What I love most about Zinnia is that you only need to get one measurement spot on (your waist) and the rest of the fitting is pretty simple. Here are some stellar reader makes from Instagram to get you inspired for your next skirt:
- @fromcoloradowithlove sewed up version 2 in a fun print perfect for the skirt’s shape.
- @hookspinsandneedles chose the perfect palette and layered her skirt for colder weather.
- @abinorton is the epitome of cheerful while wearing butterflies!
@bekfink shows how polka dots and stripes work perfectly together.
@milagolke looks like she’s ready for some twirling in her pleated version.
@ampersandcommodities gave an old duvet cover new life with her Zinnia.
The best thing about this pattern, other than how easy it is to fit your body, is that it’s 20% off this month! Just use the code ZINNIAMONTH at checkout.
Have you ever been so frustrated by the fit of a garment in the store that you went home and sewed one yourself just out of spite? Share your tips!