The All Points Skirt

I saw an intriguing skirt on the Artisan Square website by a lady called Rhonda Buss. She is kind enough to offer a Free Pattern Friday slot – and this was one of her free patterns. It is a long way from my usual style but I had decided that this year I really must try to experiment a little more so…

All points - back

All points - back

All points - front

All points - front


All points -side

All points - side

I made this in a heavy polyester jersey from my stash. It has a sort of bark weave on the outside but is plain black inside. I am very happy with how it turned out  – the instructions were very easy to follow (and the link to them is here ) though I did need to tighten the elastic waist more than I expected because of the fabric weight! 
I had hoped to have a photograph wearing it but my husband hasn’t been here in daylight to take a picture so I hope you get the idea with Bessie modelling.I plan to wear this with a plain sweater or t-shirt (still long-sleeved  – but it will depend on temperature) and long black boots, and a colourful wrap. We are going to the theatre  soon so I may give this outfit its first airing then.
Thank you Rhonda !

Shirt cotton

Also on Artisan square there are lots of ______ a month (fill in your choice of garment – its sure to be there!) and I thought I may join in with the Shirt or top a month (SAM or TAM – time to choose). Whilst I was stash trawling for skirt fabric I found this cotton which I thought would be lovely for a shirt – and as a bonus I could wear it with the Patrones purple jeans. It is just one of the many pieces I bought from Pamela at Material Matters before I took over as The Material Lady. I think it is probably sufficiently matured now to cope with being made up. I am going to self draft a very basic shirt pattern which I can adapt to the current fashion styles. Watch this space!


5 Comments on “The All Points Skirt”

  1. Bri says:

    Your skirt turned out lovely, it’s a fun style! I also like the look of the shirt fabric you found and look forward to seeing your finished project!

  2. Carolyn says:

    What a lovely skirt, That asymmetrical hemline is a lovely and interesting detail.

  3. sewbussted says:

    All I can say is WOW!!! Your skirt is wonderful. You have made my day. Thanks for giving it a try.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Thanks so much for your comment! my faithful dog is Sienna!

  5. sdBev says:

    Your skirt is lovely. I too found the All Points to be heavy.

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