As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to a close here in the Northern Hemisphere. You can’t visit the supermarket without seeing pumpkins and cinnamon scented pinecones, reminding you of impending Autumn days. It all seems to soon! As I sit here writing this post, the AC is going and I am wearing a sleeveless shirt. I have to fight my instinct to sew summer florals and sundresses, and instead revisit practical and transitional separates.
The Ginger skirt is a classic. This a-line skirt can easily be made up in anything from crisp denim to summery linens, bold solids to sweet prints, or a luscious wool like I used in this sample. The possibilities are endless!
For this month’s pattern hack I wanted to add a feature that everyone loves to the Ginger skirt. POCKETS! I don’t think I am being extreme when I say that 99% of garments can be improved with the addition of pockets. Where else are you suppose to keep your chapstick and seam ripper (I know I am not the only one that almost always has a seam ripper on hand)?
The lovely folks over at Cloth House sent us the most delicious light weight wool in a stunning blue yarn dye. I knew it would be an amazing fabric for a topstitched Ginger with pockets. I have since been browsing their online shop plotting my Autumn sewing, because gorgeous wools make saying goodbye to summer a little bit easier, right?
Don’t forget Ginger is 20% off through the end of August when you use promo code GINGERMONTH at check out!