A Closet Full of Selenes
You know when you find a pattern that really works for you, so you sew up as many as humanly possible over the course of a week?
That is exactly the relationship Anna has with Selene. I am not exaggerating when I say that as soon as Selene was finished, it seemed Anna wore a new one to the office every other day. I don’t blame her! Selene’s mix of effortless class and put-togetherness (definitely a word) is undeniable.
Now prepare to scroll through some Selene eye candy!
What alterations did you make to your Selene to get a custom fit?
I cut out a size 12 pattern, then tapered from the hips to the waistline, ending at a size 8 waistline. I also shortened the skirt by 4” at the lengthen/shorten line to keep the length of the vent opening.
What was the inspiration behind your version of Selene?
I wanted some nice, spring/summer skirts for the office. Since sewing up most of my wardrobe, I’ve been noticing I’ve been getting a little dull in my colors, so I wanted to use some bright colors for these skirts. For a more casual skirt, I sewed up a denim version.
What fabric did you use?
I used a medium weight denim for the welt pocket variation. The pink skirt is a lightweight wool, and the yellow tweed is 100% silk.
How do you plan on wearing your Selene?
I plan on wearing my Selenes all year round! Except, perhaps, the wool version. It’s such a great wardrobe staple (which is why I made 3!) and can be worn with tank tops, blouses, sweaters, you name it.
I personally, want to snatch that pink Selene right off Anna every time she wears it. Which variation best suits your style?