Chardon skirt hack

SAM_6612 I was determined to make a skirt out of this wool remnant bought from Guthrie and Ghani and chose to go with the Chardon from Deer and Doe. I only had 0.8 metres of wool to play with but being stubborn, ploughed on despite being about a metre short.


I had to sacrifice the number of pleats, pockets and facing due to lack of fabric but I’m pleased with the end result. There are 3 pleats at the front and 2 at the back rather than 5 and 4.SAM_6627

I fully lined the skirt and used some African wax fabric to fashion a waistband. I didn’t have enough wool to cut the facing but this works better as wool would be itchy against the skin. The skirt is meant to be high waisted but my version sits below my waist. I love the deep bottle green wool and it goes well with my Mimi blouse.



I’ll definitely make this again with the right amount of fabric next time! I forget about making skirts for the colder months and it’s nice to have a handmade skirt for winter. I’d say my handmade wardrobe is definitely biased towards spring/summer such is the draw of pretty cotton prints.

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6 Responses to Chardon skirt hack

  1. Wow you got that great skirt from 80cm! Genius. Looks great with the Mimi which incidently is what I am working on now!

  2. Julie says:

    How brilliant that you were able to squeeze this lovely skirt out of what you had. I love the contrast waist band and the fit on your is great.

  3. Kathryn says:

    That’s brilliant you got that skirt out less than a metre, it looks lovely! I just made a lined wool skirt recently (from last GBSB book) and it is nice to know there’s a recent me-made waiting for autumn as, like you, I tend to sew more summer appropriate clothes!

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