Introducing The Cressida Skirt Pattern

Thursday, October 16, 2014


View 1 - Front
View 1 - Back



It's an age-old conundrum for seamstresses across the world - what do you love more? Buttons or pockets? Well, why do you have to choose? Your love affair with both buttons and pockets need no longer be kept a secret, as you show both your craft and love in the ultimate skirt, Cressida.




View 2 Cressida Skirt worn with a Long Sleeved Bronte Top

Cressida is a gently flowing semi-circle skirt with your choice of a single or double breasted button placket, sweet button belt tabs and inseam pockets, which means you certainly won't disappear into obscurity.

Any number of different fabrics can be used to make your Cressida skirt, from breezy summertime linens to cozy woollen fabrics worn tucked up by the fireside. Deep pockets leave plenty of room for hiding all of your treasures, tokens and secret love notes.






It was bound to happen wasn't it? It's no secret my love of a circle skirt and a button or two, so why not combine the lot, add in a pocket and call it a day (or a Cressida).

So, what do you think?


xx
J
21 comments on "Introducing The Cressida Skirt Pattern"
  1. Love the pattern. It's the perfect mix of simple elegance and beautiful details. Will certainly add to next years sewing list

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  2. GAH! I LOVE IT!! Looks like a winner to me!

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad you like it :)

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  3. Ohh this is really pretty skirt - it works really well with that double front too!

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  4. Oh Jennifer! I love the new pattern! View 2 looks like something I've been missing in my wardrobe for a while now! I am going to put this on my Christmas Wish List... He he...

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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    1. Yay, patterns for Christmas! I am going to be doing a little Black Friday sale so keep an eye out :)

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  5. Can you tell me how the double breasted version differs from Wearing History's Sailor Girl skirt? I have that pattern so tell me why I should buy this one, too.

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    1. Hi Andrea! Having not seen the pattern, I'm not really in a position to tell you the differences between the two, I am however, more than happy to tell you a bit more about my pattern and the construction.

      Firstly, mine isn't based off a vintage pattern. The base is a simple semi-circle skirt that I've drafted to fit into the confines of the measurements I have set for my patterns.

      Both versions of Cressida have inseam pockets. In order to ensure the pockets don't gape when worn, the curve on the waist bands are quite large, this ensures the skirt hangs a bit more dramatically than a waistband with perhaps a smaller curve, and helps to keep the pockets closed.

      My button plackets are separate pattern pieces that are interfaced and then stitched down to the front lap of the skirt. It is then top-stitched to secure down.

      The waistband pieces are separate and stitched together. They are then stitched onto the skirt and finished by top stitching. There is a narrow 3cm (1inch) hem allowanced on the skirt.

      If you wanted belt tabs on View 1, you can transfer the notches marking where they sit from View 2's waistband pattern (the belt tabs are stitched to the waist band before the waistband is constructed).

      I'm not sure if that helps but it hopefully gives you a broad view of the pattern. If you have any specific questions, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

      xx

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  6. Ooo! This is gorgeous, I love the double row of buttons.

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  7. Perfect! Love the variations of this. Another fab design :-)

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  8. I've favourited it for later; when I have money again!

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  9. Hi Jennifer! Just a friendly suggestion to include more modeled photos of the back of your garments. There are 10 photos in this post, but none of the back! Showing photos from all angles helps to show off all your hard work, and also helps potential customers visualize the pattern on their own bodies.

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  10. Love the skirt! I especially love the denim version.

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  11. I don't know how but I missed the release of this skirt! It's exactly like a RTW skirt I saw on someone's blog recently and have been coveting. This is such a great skirt - it's like Tilly and the Buttons Miette combined with Colette's Beignet (both of which I have).

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  12. Wow I love the double breasted button version.

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XX
Jen

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