Corduroy Ginger

I don’t know why I decided suddenly that I needed a corduroy A-line skirt and I’m not sure that I love the shape on me, but this pattern was great! This is a Colette Ginger, version 2 (scalloped waistband), in brown cotton corduroy. Of course, you can see I made some changes.


A scalloped hem! I followed the instructions here and they turned out great. And check out my facing fabric:


So autumn-y. I also used this fabric as the lining for the other modification:


Pockets! Overall, the pattern was super easy and quick (well, except for the scallops). I’m finding on wearing it that the waistband is a bit too wide for me (you can’t really tell in these photos, but the top is going over my lowest ribs), so next time I’ll make it narrower. However, it is gently contoured, which fits much more nicely than a straight waistband.



Invisible zip! Again, I’m not sure I totally love the A-line shape, but I still kind of want to make another one in denim, if only because it was so easy! (And took less fabric than my usual skirts.) It’s a good pattern to customize with fun details because it’s otherwise pretty simple. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for an A-line skirt that sits at the waist.

Capsule wardrobe update:

Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe


  1. Gray floral Lady Skater (short sleeve)
  2. Black Weekender dress (short sleeve)
  3. Green purchased dress (short sleeve)
  4. Gray wool Giselle (3/4 sleeve)
  5. Black knit dress (long sleeve)
  6. Red purchased dress (long sleeve)


  1. Brown tweed Hollyburn
  2. Black wool Walking Skirt (need to fix waistband)
  3. Corduroy Ginger
  4. Jean Hollyburn
  5. Nevermore skirt
  6. Green plaid wool skirt (need to add lining)
  7. Jeans


  1. Plain black T-shirt (short sleeve)
  2. White sweetheart T-shirt (short sleeve)
  3. Gray cropped V-neck (elbow-length)
  4. Black wrap top (elbow-length)
  5. Cream turtleneck (long sleeve)
  6. Black cameo Bronte (long sleeve)
  7. Black Weekender tunic (long sleeve)


  1. Black corduroy blazer
  2. Pumpkin corduroy blazer
  3. Black fleece zip-up hoodie
  4. Bottle green wool sweater
  5. Black or gray wool sweater?
  6. Heavy black wool coat


  1. Slips*
  2. Tights & socks
  3. Black boots
  4. Brown oxfords
  5. Scarves
  6. Brown satchel
  7. Black She Who Sews Dottie bag
  8. Black leather gloves
  9. Brown leather gloves

*Someone gave me a bunch of historical patterns, including the Edwardian underthings pattern from Folkwear. So now I’m kind of thinking of doing the drawers in bemberg rayon to use as a half slip.

Next up: Well, I’ve completed one other thing on the above list that has not yet been blogged. Then a Victorian dress for October (sneak peek), the hoodie, and a ball gown for November.