Wiksten Tulip Skirt

If you love reading sewing blogs, you’ll no doubt have come across a few spruiking Jenny Gordy’s Wiksten Tulip Skirt pattern, published in Stitch magazine (Fall 2008). Here at Tessuti, we can now happily raise our hands and declare ourselves big fans too. My version, inspired by Leah’s, is made up in a chambray picked up a few months ago from our beloved remnant table (Colette is trying to source more – we’ll keep you posted) and it’s the perfect summer skirt. The pattern is very straight-forward but be sure to check out Jenny’s corrections here before you start sewing. At the moment, my machine and it’s button holer aren’t the best of mates so I ended up using press studs to finish it off. I’m very happy with the result and have another black linen version in the works. How many versions of one pattern do you think is acceptable ’cause I’m thinking a winter one (two?) might be on the sewing cards…

Nichola just finished this one in our Kartel Denim, a birthday gift for her sister. And she’s started on another one for herself. And remember Rachel? Here’s her version, in the same denim.

Like I said – Big. Fans. And we’re not the only ones. Check out the Wiksten Patterns Flickr page. There’s a whole lotta Tulip Skirt love out there, no? Thanks Jenny!