Here's a great little wardrobe basic that we highly recommend: the Rosari Skirt by Spanish designer Pauline Alice.
As described on the pattern envelope: "Classic and inspired by the 70s, the Rosari skirt will be your best friend all year round. Mini or midi length, it is so versatile and goes with everything. With 4 pocket options: A - rounded with coin pocket, B - patch pocket, C - inverted pleat patch pocket with flap, D - zipped pocket."
The myriad of pocket options was one of the things that really drew us to this pattern. I'd like to try them all!
This time I opted for the mini length with zip pockets at the front and patch pockets at the back, made up in sturdy 10oz traditional dark denim.
A note about sizing: at first I made a muslin of the size 44 since that seemed closest to my measurements. This skirt is designed to sit at the 'natural waist' i.e. the narrowest part of your torso. For me, this occurs pretty much at the bottom of my ribcage and well above my navel, which is not where I like to wear my waistbands! To get the fit I wanted, I had to size up to the largest size, 48. So bear in mind the Finished Measurements given on the envelope and match the waist size to where you'd like the skirt waistband to sit.
The picture below shows the insides of the skirt: I French seamed the pocket bags and flat felled the back and side seams to add extra polish to what was already a very neat interior.
A big thumbs up for the Pauline Alice Rosari Skirt!
- Jane & Fiona xx