Spring Sewing with the Zinnia Skirt Pattern
It finally feels like spring has sprung here in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe not so much in some other parts of the country but it will be here soon. And with that in mind it is the prefect time to start sewing your spring/summer wardrobe.
And as luck would have it, we just added some great new sewing patterns to the Wavoki shop.
So this post is to highlight some of our new patterns and to get you inspired to start sewing. Here we go!
My favorite new sewing pattern is the Zinnia skirt. This is just such a classic and flattering skirt. If you have a bit more in the hips, like me, then pleated skirts like this can really help camouflage some of that. And if you don't then you still get a swooshy skirt that is fun to twirl in.
There are three versions but elements from each can be taken to create your ideal skirt. Side pockets, patch pockets and buttons down the front are just some of the options. Change the length and fabric type and the possibilities are endless.
Personally, I think it should be a law that all skirts and dresses come with pockets. (Okay, maybe not fancy evening dresses but most.) So I love that this pattern has two pocket options.
As soon as I saw this pattern I thought of the red hempcel fabric available in the shop. It is a blend of 55% hemp and 45% lyocell which is derived from wood pulp. The end fabric feels and drapes like linen but far less expensive. Combine it with our red organic cotton thread and you've got everything you need for a great spring skirt.
Another thing I love about this pattern is the detailed instruction booklet. The step-by-step instructions make it easy for beginners and advanced sewers alike to make a great skirt. And there is even a 'notes' section so that you can write down what you have done and any changes you want to make for next time.
This pattern is designed to be used again and again. A key factor in creating a sustainable wardrobe is to focus on classic and versatile pieces that can be worn for years, such as this skirt. Pair it with environmentally friendly fabrics and the pride of sewing your own clothes and we have the beginnings of a fashion revolution. So get sewing!
What are you sewing this spring? Let us know about your sewing projects in the comments below. And if you sew up a Zinnia skirt tag us on instagram with @wavokicrafts.