OK, I’m on catch up mode with stuff I made last year and beginning of this year. There isn’t going to be any choronological order to these posts, it’s more going to depend on when I get a chance to photograph things and sit at the computer to write. But on to the pretty skirt!
Do you remember the skirt Sew Busy Lizzy made for the Minerva Blogger Network using Vogue 8882? Well, Lizzy told me I’d love it and boy did I love it. That kit was bought with birthday money pretty much instantaneously. It was also made PDQ as well and I wore it for our Christmas meal in early December, Christmas Day and a few other Christmas shindigs. Did I get any photographs? Did I heck! So, I grabbed these photos at the same time I was photographing Anna Tron on a bleak, rain swept January morning.
This entire outfit actually started out life in one of my Fashionary Mini sketch books (I have a set of three as well as a Silver Zebra print A5 book) and whilst I am not as tall and willowy as the outline in the book I’m pleased as punch with the finished outfit!
Vicki at Minerva Crafts was so helpful when I bought the bits I needed to make this skirt, swapping out the pattern size to one in my size range, double checking with me that I was happy and sending it all so quickly! The fabric is lovely, it has a two tone effect that gives the colour real depth and it drapes beautifully whilst still having some body. I really should have taken photos with a petticoat underneath because it looks fabulous (oops!). You also get that beautiful swish sound as you walk in it.
I did the same as lizzy and blew out the facings for the hem and just turned and stitched a narrow one instead. This meant I have about 1.5m of the fabric left that is now a superhero cape. I wore the cape for Boy’s birthday at the beginning of January! In short, that kit was an absolute bargain and I love this skirt!