I was lucky enough to be asked by Annie from Nine Stitches to test out her first pattern, The Pin Pegs Mini Skirt. I desperately needed a skirt for my Holiday since it was summer in the US, while we were soon to be approaching winter. So when Annie emailed me I jumped at the idea of being a tester for her. Due to time constraints of moving packing, moving and setting up our new house right before we left for our epic USA holiday, I wasn't able to get photos for her in time.
Look Annie, here's proof of how much I loved it though! It was the only skirt I took and turned out perfect for sight seeing, while trying not to look too much like a tourist.
Standing in the Wynn Las Vegas
Getting ready to take photos of the Bellagio fountain
Now that I'm back and settling into our new house here are my photos for you. It's great because I still have one room spare so I've turned that into my photo studio (hehe).
I ended up making two, one navy skirt in a thick denim and one black skirt in lightweight denim.
Getting Photo-bombed by the pugs.
The Pin Peg Mini Skirt Pattern
I must admit I was in a fairly big rush to get this done so whilst we were testing it out, emailing Annie with our questions etc, I ended up flying right ahead finishing it the way I wanted it.
It was such a simple and easy skirt to make and took no time at all. However, when you look at my photos compared to the Sew This Pattern photos you'll see there's an underskirt where the zip goes. I knew there was an extra piece left over when I did it but because I measured that skirt edge and purchased a zip to run the exact length it still worked out okay. Now looking at the pattern I realised I could have done it either way. Especially if you weren't using an external exposed zipper I would definitely opt that way instead.
There is so much I love about this skirt - the fact that it's high waisted and tucks into your shirts, the longer skirt panel on one side. It's such a retro, modern style too and exactly what I was looking for at the time to add to my wardrobe.
I actually really love the thick denim skirt in this version. When summer comes around for us again in Australia I'm going to go in search for some more thicker denim to make a million more.
All in all you've done an amazing job, Annie. Congrats on your pattern making business, I can't wait to buy more as you create them since I love your style!
xx Erin xx