I get quite a few comments about this skirt, which is mainly due to the fabric. Its a cotton drill that I got from Spotlight in Wollongong when we went there for the weekend earlier in the year. A lot of people comment on the colours, which was what drew me to the fabric.
I used the same construction methods as my other Kelly, including french side seams and bias bound pockets. For this version I also added a hook and eye at the bottom of the waistband as the fabric is not as stiff as my other version and gaps here a bit.
You can see in this photo that the fabric quality is not quite the same as my other version and its already fading/wearing, which is such a shame as I really like the fabric. You can also see I wasn't able to achieve the same quality of button holes that I did on my other version, particularly the first one on the placket which I unpicked several times as the automatic function did not like the bulk in this area. I ended up doing it manually.
The other addition I forgot to mention in my previous post on this skirt is that I added 4 belt carriers to the waistband so I can use a belt. Apart from liking the look of the belt, it also helps pull in the waist band at the back where it gaps a bit owing to the fact that the waistband is a rectangle. The rectangle waistband keeps this skirt really simple for beginners and I don't mind wearing a belt. I made the 4 carriers in pink and attached them at the pleats. I used this great tutorial from Coletterie to make the carriers.
Did you happen to notice my bangles in the top pic? I saw Sandra wearing them in the final of the Great British Sewing Bee and googled 'Sandra Great British Sewing Bee Bangle'. I actually couldn't believe it when the facebook site for Bee Jewellery came up. Bee Jewellery gave some great customer service and sent them to me in Australia. I ordered 2 for me and 2 for my mum. I get a lot of comments on the bangles too.