One of the things I love about sewing is deciding on a Saturday evening that I want/NEED a new skirt, and then being able to wear it on the Sunday.
And that happened to me this weekend.
Yesterday evening, after a productive morning sorting out our joint wardrobe, creating 4 bags of clothes/shoes and delivering it to the charity shop, followed by lunch and finishing my book in our communal garden (the book was The Knife of Never Letting Go – the first installment in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy teen fiction), cooking enchiladas and watching the Voice, I decided a new skirt was much needed.
I think I touched on it in a recent post – with my two new dresses I made – but the high street and I aren’t particularly compatible lately. Of course, Burberry Prorsum (which featured on the front of Marie Claire this month – who highlighted it first?!) and I are highly compatible. In the taste stakes, of course, sadly not in the finance stakes.
So, after realising I won’t find a skirt I want at a price I can afford, I pulled out some African print fabric (of course) from my stash, got a zip and a-line skirt pattern and knocked this out while listening to Eurovision (don’t judge me). The sizings were skew-whiff again (turns out when this particular pattern maker believes I’m a medium, I’m actually an extra small) so it took me slightly longer to make than it should. But I’m very happy with it and am going to bust it out on this gloriously sunny day for a trip to a family first holy communion and party. This happens to be the first holy communion I’ve ever seen, but I’m promised I’ll see a spectacle. So here’s to wearing my new African print skirt on our day trip to Brixton.
p.s. thanks to Nina for highlighted June’s Marie Claire – the copy cats.