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Charm of Magpies Dolores Pocket Skirt


Dolores Pocket Skirt in vintage fabric
I was one of the pattern testers for what will be the first sewing pattern by Ready Ruthie, the Dolores Pocket Skirt. It’s a really cute design, and I’m looking forward to seeing it on sale soon. The skirt fit me without alteration, but I made one due to preference – I cut a big chunk off the bottom for an above-the-knee length as I prefer my skirts short.
Dolores Pocket Skirt in vintage fabric
I really like the piping detail on this pattern and the pockets are nice and roomy. My only pattern testing suggestions were to make some changes to the pattern & instruction PDFs to bring them more inline with the detail provided in other indie patterns. I’m excited to the see the finished pattern once Beth has had time to make any final tweaks.
Dolores Pocket Skirt in vintage fabric
The fabric I used is pretty special. This is the fabric I received from Joy at A Charm of Magpies (hence the name of the skirt) as part of the spring sewing swap. It’s a vintage fabric from Joy’s stash and has a lovely drape and weight.
Dolores Pocket Skirt in vintage fabric
I’m counting this as the sewing portion of my entry for the Outfit-Along hosted by Lladybird and Andi Satterlund. I am hoping to finish my Myrna cardigan as the knitting portion by the end of July deadline, but my Myrna only has one sleeve at the moment so time is looking a bit tight! Oh well you can’t sew/knit along every time!
Dolores Pocket Skirt in vintage fabric


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

14 thoughts on “Charm of Magpies Dolores Pocket Skirt

  1. That’s really cute! I like the piping a lot – and the blue and brown combo is perfect with your hair! : )

  2. You’ve done an amazing job, it looks beautiful and I’m SOOO pleased that the fabric has a home where it is being loved! It’s perfect on you!

  3. Lovely! I love the piping, it looks like a great pattern.

  4. Lovely skirt, that piping looks great!

  5. Looks great 🙂 Really like the fabric you’ve chosen; I think I’d do one the same length you’ve chosen too. Will have to keep an eye out for this pattern!

  6. Hi, I love your version of the Dolores! Lovely print with the bold piping.
    I pattern tested it too and you can see my version here: http://carolinejoynson.blogspot.co.uk/
    I have already made another in black and white and cut a third out in some Lucienne Day John Lewis 150 year anniversary fabric x
    Great blog btw.

  7. Love this style, and I could use my new piping foot!

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