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Zinnia - A New Pattern From Colette!By DianeSev on 9/24/13 2:45 PM

Here's a new pattern from Colette that's suited for every season. Just change the fabric, and you've got another great wardrobe piece!

It's Zinnia!

This quick and easy skirt will have you sewing up a new wardrobe in all your favorite fabrics. It's easy to sew, easy to fit, and works in such a wide range of fabrics that we know it will become your next handmade wardrobe staple.

With only 4 main pattern pieces (plus details like pockets and belt loops), you'll spend less time cutting and more time making. And because the cut is full, Zinnia only requires fitting in one place — the waist. So there are no tricky curves to get just right.

And once you make it once, you will definitely want more.

Version 1 is a gathered skirt that falls below the knee, with a button-front placket and patch pockets. Try version 1 in a chambray for Summer:

Zinnia Version 1


Version 2 is pleated, hits above the knee for a shorter length, and includes belt loops and in-seam pockets. Make a tartan skirt for Fall with version 2:

Zinnia Version 2


Version 3 is also pleated, falls below the knee, and is fully lined so that it can be made in sheer fabrics. Get dressy using chiffon and version 3, which includes instructions for lining.

Zinnia Version 3


Zinnia has plenty of features that you can feel free to interchange. You can switch out the in-seam or patch pockets, or use the belt loops on any version.


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4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
Angela64 said... (9/27/13 10:06 PM) Reply
I'm right there with you everbren, I'll be 50 next birthday. Maybe the stitched down will work ok..
everbren said... (9/27/13 10:36 AM) Reply
I'm going to try the stitched down pleats for that very reason. I don't think the gathered version will flatter a fuller tummy. Ah the joys of turning 50!
Adaire said... (9/25/13 5:47 AM) Reply
Angela, I'm thinking the same thing, but I think I'll give it the old college try. So cute and looks comfy too. Maybe I don't care about my tummy as much as comfort! : )
Angela64 said... (9/24/13 4:13 PM) Reply
Cute, but I'm not sure how it would look on someone not rail thin (thinking of my own belly... ahem..) Maybe for my skinny daughter though..

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