I just recently finished Colette’s Ginger skirt for the shop, and I have to say, it’s easily one of my favorite Colette patterns! It’s a very quick and easy pattern for those looking for an “instant gratification” kind of project. This skirt features a very flattering A-line cut with a high waistband. I’ve also noticed this pattern has a hem that’s slightly longer in the back, so you don’t lose any length or coverage when wearing it. Genius!
I love all of the options this skirt has to offer. You can choose between 3 different waistband styles, as well as a bias cut skirt option for a chevron effect. I choose version one with the pointed waistband.
This particular fabric is from Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line, which we still have available here at nido! The Posie print in turquoise is perfect for summer don’t you think?
Once again, using Colette’s additional online directions (a link is included in the pattern!) I was able to install the invisible zipper with ease. With this pattern you’ll learn a really neat finishing technique when installing the zipper for a super clean and tailored look at the waist band.
I really can’t emphasize enough how easy Colette directions are to follow! The language and illustrations, along with added tips and tricks, really makes these patterns enjoyable to work through. Plus I usually learn something new with each Colette pattern I try!
The Ginger skirt is a great project for beginner sewers who want to expand or perfect their techniques, or for sewers looking for an easy one day project. I’ve made a Ginger for myself and it definitely gets a lot of wear!
Not yet convinced to give it a try? Stop in and check it out for yourself! Or check out Colette’s Flickr pool and see how fellow sewers have made this pattern their own.
Enjoy the rest of your week! And, as always, have fun sewing