What’s not to love about a free* sewing pattern? and a beginner friendly project too!
This is The Sabina Skirt from Rumana aka The Little Pomegranate. About a year ago she generously released this sewing pattern to celebrate 10 years of blogging and to give something back to her blog subscribers. I have finally got around to making it.
*All subscribers to her blog are able to receive this free pattern.
The Sabina is a gathered skirt with elasticated waist, and nice large pockets. It’s midi length is oh so appealing and that super cute ruffle around the bottom is the finishing touch. The skirt pieces are slightly shaped in at the top (rather than perfect rectangles which are often used for skirt panels), which gives a more flattering look to the waist-hip area of the garment.
It’s quick and easy to make ( the instructions are excellent), and of course extremely comfortable to wear. Three cheers for an elasticated waist!
The roomy slash pockets are quite a nice feature of the skirt and an introduction to the French Seam for those that are new to sewing. Don’t worry though the excellent instructions will guide you through the process and there is also a very good ‘sew-along’ section on the blog here for the pocket construction along with the rest of the skirt if you need help with that too.
The pattern sizing is an excellent range of sizes 6-34 which runs from a 25″ waist through to a 51.5″ waist.
I made a size 12 with no adjustments. Heart eyes for that ruffle…
I chose to use this very floaty leopard print chiffon that I purchased a few months ago from Minerva when they were having a chiffon sale. I love the olive green colour way option, but note this is quite sheer so will need lining or wearing with a long slip/underskirt which is what I did. I would probably choose something a little more substantial for my next version like a viscose/rayon which would have more weight and still be nice and drapey (and not so see-through)!
Accessorizing is something that I have lots of fun with and I wore the acrylic tortoiseshell button necklace from my shop with the gold plated chain.
I love the way that the leopard print pairs with my neutrals, we all know leopard print is a neutral right?! 😉 and I must admit I am using any excuse I can at the moment to wear them with my new favourite chunky pull on ankle boots from Marks and Spencer which I love so so much. (The knitted jacket is from Primark by the way).
This is a fun pattern which I enjoyed making and can highly recommend!
Take care and I’ll be back soon,
Kathy x @sew_dainty