The “Kate Spade” Skirt | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: Blue twill fabric (2 yards at $5.98 a yard from stash; similar found on Fabric.com)
Pattern: Colette Ginger
Year: c. 2011
Notions: Invisible zipper
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: July 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: $~12
If I won the lottery, there is one designer shop that I would go competely bananas in: Kate Spade. Maybe it's the bright colors or the whimsical twist on classic designs, but something about that store makes me want everything in sight!
For this week's challenge, I wanted to do something simple, colorful and gurenteed to go with my awesome Kate Spade espadrilles. Enter some pretty blue teal that I had in my stash and the lovely Colette Ginger, and I was in business!
I wanted to do something different than the previous version I made, so I went with version 2 of this adorable skirt. One thing I love about this pattern is how simple, yet varied the different views are – one has a pointed yoke, one is a simple band and the version I used had shaped curved band.
This pattern was very easy to sew the first time and even easier to make a second time – the construction is simple and the instructions are very clear! I can happily report that the Colette Ginger is apparently Sarah proof! Also, one of my favorite things about twill is how simple it is to sew with!
One of the coolest things about the high waistband is that I can tuck in one of my favorite tops (I made it last year and you can make one too!) I can't wait to wear this for a brunch date or with tights and a bright coat this fall.
BONUS: You may be wondering what that delicious beverage is – it's Houston's own Saint Arnold Root Beer, the best root beer on Earth. Take that IBC! Oh, and they also have fantastic beer - if your local bar (Texans, I'm lookin' at you) offers Saint Arnold give it a whirl! Warning: you'll be clamoring for more – it's good stuff.