This post was originally published November 2017 on my store blog. This is a re-publish of that post.
I’ve been resisting the midi-length trend for a long time, I think it’s been about 2 years since I first saw cropped pants in the streets, and now I don’t understand what took me so long to hop on the midi-train…
I am totally converted, and am planning to have others join the fan-dom!
What finally pushed me to make the Dolores Skirt by La Maison Victor, was Zaida‘s stunning summer version.
The pattern is from the july/august 2017 edition of the magazine.
The pattern features gathers in the front and in the back, a straight waistband, button closure and it has pockets!
For my fabric, I decided on a crepe viscose from Atelier Brunette in Chestnut. The fabric is light, breezy and has a lot of drape.
I finished the hem with the blind hem stitch on my machine for a neat finish.
This is a pretty simple pattern, but it is important to choose the right size. I highly suggest to measure the waistband pieces on the pattern sheet and choose your size accordingly.
I used my size according to the measurement table and I had to take out 10 cm from the waistband and 14 cm from the skirt. There was just way too much fabric in the back, which was very unflattering!
This has been one of those makes where everything just comes together perfectly and where the finished garment is even better than what you imagined…
Other amazing versions of the Dolores skirt can be found on Instagram, using #doloreslmv.
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