Pink Leopard Bloom Skirt

Fibre Mood magazine’s bloom skirt is a simple straightforward sew. like all Fibre Mood patterns, the barest of instructions is provided in the magazine, but a fuller set of instructions can be downloaded on their website. This skirt can be made just with an elastic waist and the allocation of space to the elastic channel is only enough to add 0.5cm elastic. if you want to add the additional waist ties, you will also need to increase both the width of the channel and the in-seam opening.

My first version was made in a lightweight khaki linen which will be perfect for summer wear, but it is also great to wear layered with tights and boots and a wool jersey. The linen is the perfect neutral shade and goes with all the pinks and blues of my wardrobe. My only regret is that I did not add pockets to this skirt.

To this pink leopard drill version, I added in seam pockets just below the in-seam opening and extra-long waist ties. This fabric is slightly heavier than the linen and completely opaque but is still a trans-seasonal skirt suitable to wear with boots and tights or bare legs and sandals. The pink leopard print makes more of a statement than the khaki linen and is perfect to wear with my black and white tops.

The beauty of this skirt’s design is its narrow silhouette, although, that does mean it needs to be hoisted up to your knees if you want to go for a run, or to get into a car. Most every day activities are well accommodated. I still have plans for at least one more bloom skirt. I would like to make it in a heavy weight black drill or denim. The straight skirt does not require a drapey fabric so I think it would work very well with a heavier weave.

Although I made modifications to the construction of this skirt (and many other Fibre Mood patterns) I highly recommend subscribing to Fibre Mood magazine. They portray each pattern in at least two different ways with different fabrics and often on different sized models so you get a clearer idea of what your pattern might look like. They also include style details on their website with additional information about how to turn your new garment into an outfit.

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