After wearing my Felicity Skirts all throughout summer, and stitching up many more ready for winter, I finally found the time to update the pattern, and today I'm releasing the skirt as a FREE PATTERN EXPANSION PACK! Yay!
Last year I realised that my go-to wardrobe staples, my circle skirts, just weren't going to cut it on a day to day basis anymore due to no-pocket-syndrome (when you have a baby, pockets really are a must, I don't know what I'd do without them right now), I glanced over at my Felicity dresses hanging in the wardrobe and on went the light bulb.
Felicity has the perfect pockets already incorporated into both skirt options and it meant I wouldn't need to do any pfaffing around to get the perfect pocket. Plus, Felicity's pockets are a design feature in themselves, taking an ordinary skirt and making it that much better. I've put contrast piping into my pink gathered skirt pockets, and in another version (which you can just see here) I've used the underside of the fabric for a lovely little contrast inner pocket detail.
You can make the circle skirt out of pretty much anything, from light floaty fabrics to lush wools (I've made both!) and the gathered skirt is best made up in a lighter weight woven fabric with some drape. The green skirt in these photos is made from a vintage wool and the gathered skirt from a cotton lawn (or voile, I can't remember, but they're both pretty much the same thing...).
They really are the perfect skirt. I don't think I've taken mine off to be honest (except when I've opted for an Afternoon Shift, I have a flannel one in the works right now - I know, it sounds like it's turning into a nighty, but it's gorgeous and will definitely be acceptable day wear!!), and I wanted to share the love with you guys too. Y'know, just in case you are circle skirt fanatics too.
You'll need your original Felicity Dress Pattern to make the skirt, and if you purchase Felicity now, the pack is already included.
If you've bought a Felicity Dress Pattern already, you can download your new pattern piece and instructions here.
I hope you like this wee addition! I'm excited to see lots of Felicity Skirts popping up.
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