Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. For this blog post I want to talk about a FREE pattern I came across, The Peppermint x Paper Theory pocket skirt. So I am going to be honest, I have seen people make similar patterns by other companies and I absolutely did not like the huge pockets. They made the shape look really bulky and I just did not like the idea of these huge pockets sticking out the side of my skirt. For some reason this pattern did catch my eye. I don’t know if it was the fabric I saw it advertised in or the fact that it was free (I think free was a big help lol) that made me change my mind on the style but here I was thinking about this skirt and how I wanted to sew it up.
I, unfortunately, am not yet in my own home so I am not sewing on my own machine or using my own tools how I would like but I am working with what I’ve got. I am grateful to have my mother’s machine to work on. For now, I have decided to take on simple easy to sew projects until I get into my own sewing space and get to use my own sewing tools again. One thing I did have; however, was a fabric I really wanted to work with. I bought this fabric from a discount store in Boston. It was on a remnant table and I didn’t realize the quality of it. The fabric seems to have been sitting around for a while so the fibers of it were a bit fragile and wonky. Luckily, I was able to still work with it and I hope that it will hold up for quite some time as I have grown kind of fond of the skirt I have created.
Now onto the pattern. The directions were very easy to understand. One thing I noticed was that it says it was drafted for someone who is 5’7” so I was expecting the pockets to fall exactly in the right place as I am of that exact height. I cut a size 16 as my measurements fell into that size. The pockets actually ended up being too low, I had to cut 5 inches off the waist (thank goodness it’s an elastic waist) for the pockets to fit where I needed them to be.This also made my skirt fall higher on the leg than it was supposed to. My skirt fell at the knees (which i originally wanted to happen anyway) instead of mid shin as it was supposed to. I didn’t realize that the pattern was also drafted for a person who wore a size 12 in the pattern. Once I got the pockets to lay in the right place the rest was extremely easy to put together. If I wasn’t sewing in 90 degree F weather, and had no adjustments to make, I would have sewn it all up in just a couple of hours.
I will definitely recommend this pattern to the beginner who has had some experience with sewing already as they MAY need to make adjustments. I think this will make a cute addition to any fall wardrobe. I hope to make a cute crop top to match it down the line as my new home doesn’t have “fall” . It is summer here all year round. If you have all been following me on instagram for awhile you KNOW my favorite clothing is all things summer so this is perfect for me.
I hope you all enjoyed this post and join me for the next one! Have a beautiful day!