The Taroko skirt
This skirt pattern is available as a PDF only, with layers, and the sizing ranges from US 00 to 40.
Taroko* features elegant princess seams, front and back patch pockets.
All of the seams are topstitched, giving you some free space to experiment with variegated threads or heavier colorful threads.
Taroko* offers a contoured waistband, closed by a zipper and button.
Total length is just above the knee.
My corduroy Taroko
This rust corduroy comes from the mystery fabric mega box I bought from the Fabric Baron last year. If you want to know more about these mystery boxes, I shot a video (subtitled in English).
I really couldn’t make up my mind about the right project for this fabric: a bootcut Ginger jean since I enjoyed sewing my skinny Ginger? Dungarees?
Then came the call for testers and I knew that this fabric would make a perfect skirt, even if rust+ corduroy screams FALL to me…at least, I’ll be ready next fall!
According to the size chart, I cut a size 6 waist blended to 8 at the hips.
Blending was straightforward (if you’re new to blending, Kennis has instructions in her booklet).
Tips and tricks for sewing corduroy
Don’t forget that corduroy has a nap! If you feel it and it’s a bit scratchy, you’re not good!
Your fabric layers may shift when sewing, as if one of the layers was ‘growing’. Trying pinning or, best, use a walking foot. You could also baste by hand.
Don’t crush the pile! use a pressing cloth, do not lay your iron, use plenty of steam.
I really butchered my topstitching. I should have topstitched further from the seam line because the pile is eagerly eating up my topstitching lines.
I love that A-line shape. It’s cute and that skirt is rather quick to sew. Next on will be even quicker since I’ll skip the front pockets!