Right - so I know it is now June 3...
...I ran a little late...
I did make most of this skirt in May.
It's my contribution to Curly Pop's
So, the deal was to choose a skirt pattern you love, pick your most fantabulous fabric, sew, sew, sew - and show off via your blog.
And here is my 3-day-late offering:
(Delightfully modelled by my lovely daughter :)
And here's the show-off bit -
I designed it myself!
This involved slew of concept drawings, third scale design drawing, drafting a pattern, constructing a toile and creating this masterpiece!
"Kathy's A-Line Skirt with Faux Wrap Feature"
See the flirty faux wrap blowing in the breeze - and no chance of a flash of leg to distract passing motorists! AND the twin ties - that serve no purpose at all other than decoration!
And finally - I have mastered the invisible zip - though it probably should sit a little higher, (I might have to pop in a discreet hook and eye). Not shown is the facing in the print contrast fabric for a bit of only-I-will-know-about-it bling :)
It probably goes without saying that I am quite proud of myself for creating this.
It is actually a project for my Fashion Design course - which is the main reason my daughter is wearing it rather than me. At this stage of the course we are required to make garments of a standard size (10-12-14)........and I am more of a 16-18 (sigh).
So, despite it fitting my daughter it will probably go to my mum.
(Megan usually wears skirts that are much shorter - and doesn't mind so much if the breeze helps show off a bit of leg!)
Pop over to Curly Pops and check out all the other really wonderful skirts people created in May :)
I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
It's finally feeling like winter here in Launceston, though the sun was shining this morning
and Mr SHH and I went for long walk along the river.
Turning cold now - I must get on with my granny square rug! Not long now I think :)