The Seether Skirt, George + Ginger Patterns

A Review of The Seether Skirt Pdf Pattern by George + Ginger Patterns.

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I do spend a lot of time looking at fabric on websites and I'm always attracted to bright red tartans! I think that it's such a timeless and classic pattern and looks wonderful on many different garment types. I found a large red tartan at poundfabrics - at only £2.50 a metre. Admittedly it's polyester but I thought I would give it a try. On inspection I'm happy with the quality and the weight is good (approx 180gsm) however there is a white 'pull' in the fabric about 2" long which I will have to avoid when cutting out my fabric.

I chose to make a Seether Skirt from George + Ginger Patterns with my new fabric. I have made The Circle Skirt version before (see my pictures HERE) and really like the shape.

There are two options: Circle or Pleated and suggested fabric is a heavy woven such as duck cloth, suiting fabric or denim. However, any woven fabric will work - it just may not give the same results. You'll also need interfacing for the waistband and a 8-12" zip.

The Seether Skirt Pdf Pattern Review George and Ginger Patterns

The Seether Skirt is available in sizes Tween - 5X which is a waist range of 23.5" - 48". The pdf is layered and comes in sizes A4, US Letter, A0 and Projector versions.

Although The Seether Skirt is described as a circle skirt it's actually made up of four panels. The fourth panel is cut down the centre to allow the zip to be inserted. This gives a very flattering shape. I'm only 5'4" but I do find George + Ginger patterns to be cut on the short side - the finished length of The Seether Skirt is listed as 19" so I added 2" to my pattern pieces to give me a bit of extra length.

The Seether Skirt is a very easy make - sew up the side seams, add your zip and waistband and then hem. However, I don't really like how the waistband is added in the instructions. Although it is a very easy method it does leave the top of the zip exposed - I prefer a method where the waistband encloses the top of the zip.

These are the steps I followed:

  1. I cut a waistband 5" x 40" - this is longer than I needed but means that I can just trim to fit.

  2. After interfacing the waistband I pressed it in half longways, wrong sides together (WST), to mark the centre line. I also pressed up a 1cm seam allowance (SA) on one long edge.

  3. Sewed the unpressed long edge of the waistband to the skirt, right sides together (RST). Pressed the seam up.

  4. Inserted the zip, lining up the top stopper to the centre crease from step 2.

  5. Folded the waistband RST (the zip will be sandwiched inside the waistband) and sewed up both short ends. Trimmed the corners including any excess fabric and turned right sides out.

  6. I sewed the remaining long edge of the waistband to the skirt with a hand stitch but options include top stitching or stitching in the ditch.

I'm really happy with my finished Seether Skirt and I'm pleased I made it a bit longer than the original pattern intended. For my photos I teamed it with The Rave Shirt cut with an angled neck (see my review HERE). This skirt is really fun to wear but the red is very eye catching!

The Seether Skirt Pdf Pattern Review George and Ginger Patterns

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