Summer of Basics: Chardon Skirt

August 2, 2017
Jupe Chardon

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First up was a Chardon Skirt from Deer and Doe. This was to replace an old Zara skirt I had for years and wore until you could practically read through it. I’ve made this skirt before and know that it’s a silhouette that works for me and a pattern that doesn’t require any alterations. I love the shape and I love those deep pockets. I used some charcoal grey stretch-shirting that I had in my stash and it makes for some crisp pleats. It looks grey or blue or purple, depending on the light. I used black bias tape to finish the hem, used a plain old regular zipper on the back and finished the seams with my serger. I’ve been wearing this skirt a lot already and it’s really come in handy during the warmer temperatures. I’m happy to have a neutral basic in my wardrobe again!

Project: Chardon Skirt from Deer and Doe

Total Cost: $41 (CAD)

Pattern: $21

Fabric:  $14

Notions: $6

Total Time: 6 hours

Techniques: Bias tape hem, serging

Fit Adjustments: None! I made a straight size 38

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4 Comments

  • Reply PsychicSewerKathleen August 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Love your skirt – and you’re so right this silhouette suits you to a Tee! I have little doubt you’ll be making more of these. I find I don’t start thinking much about skirts UNTIL summer hits (and it’s hit us big time – I’m here in BC) I find skirts cooler than shorts and I feel more dressed in them besides unless I’m heading to the beach or cycling. I’ve ordered a couple of skirt patterns but not this one because this silhouette is definitely not mine 🙂

    • Reply Erica August 4, 2017 at 12:45 am

      Thank you so much, Kathleen! What skirt patterns are you going to be making?

  • Reply Maddie @MaddieMadeThis August 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    This is so gorgeous, Erica! That charcoal-purple-blue is such a good color on you.

    • Reply Erica August 4, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Thank you! Good thing, because I think I have at least three metres of it!

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