OSAKA!

osaka
Osaka

Osaka is such a fun word. OSAKA!

This is, of course, the Seamwork Osaka skirt pattern.

I used up some denim I had leftover, some upholstery fabric, and some gingham.

seamwork osaka skirt
seamwork osaka skirt

I’m pretty happy with it. This is a size large. Now, like I’ve said before, I usually run a medium even though I measure at a large, but it’s a wrap skirt – the extra play could easily be altered/cinched, right? Um. This ended up so much smaller than I expected I double checked the seam allowance was 5/8″ thinking maybe I missed it at 3/8″ or something….nope. I dunno. Some of the Seamwork photos have the buttons about where mine are, but the pattern has them on the other side of the darts and with more wrap coverage.

safety pin FTW
safety pin FTW

So….I have to safety pin at the fabric break to keep from flashing. Whatever.

Osaka Skirt Back
Osaka Skirt Back

The length is juuuust at my shortness limit. Colette/Seamwork…well, most ALL patterns really, are a smidge too short for me at my barely 5’9″ frame, but with a wrap, I was thinking more fall layers and leggings, so left it alone. Of course, this was back when I’d have more wrap-coverage, so I may tweak it in the future.

Osaka skirt side 2
Osaka skirt side 2

I wasn’t in love with the gingham side when I was sewing it, but am growing to prefer it. The darts/back came out super clean.

Osaka gingham back
Osaka gingham back

Oh, those rosewood buttons are everything, amirite? I got them at Anthony’s Woodshop on Etsy. I need to get some mineral oil or something since I’m ruthless with laundry and throw everything in the wash – it’s a mom thing. No time for fussy. But I do love the buttons. I want some of his earrings next.

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