I could start by apologising (again) for my lack of blogging recently, or I could just skip straight to the actual skirts?
There has been quite a bit of sewing, but I just haven’t been finding time to get photos. So in an attempt to get something posted these photos were taken on my phone before I left the house one morning, so they aren’t the best, but at least there is a post!When the first hot days hit earlier this year I noticed a lot of midi length flowing skirts around – light and floaty fabric, swishing about as you walk – perfect for summer!
This is version B of the Hollyburn skirt, just because that is the version I already had cut out, I added about 10cm to the length and made a very narrow hem to preserve the length. I omitted the pockets this time, because last year I found that they didn’t work that well in a light fabric as they flop around too much. I had previously converted the waistband piece to a curved waistband for a better fit – the post I originally linked to has disappeared but there is a helpful tutorial here.
I squeezed these out of 1.5m lengths of fabric – but only because the print is non-directional – another piece of fabric is currently waiting for an alternative idea because I didn’t take into account which way up my mermaids would end up…
It is a really quick pattern to sew up – I made these in about half a day each – though in both cases I then left the skirt to hang for a week to let the hem drop.I have been stocking up on floral viscose fabric whenever I see it this summer – the red fabric is from Thimble and Notch – still available here. I bought this particular fabric on my phone, late at night, in a bar while on holiday, but luckily as impulse purchases go it worked out really well! The blue fabric is from Ditto in Brighton, when I popped in for a quick look around not intending to actually buy anything… I can’t see this particular fabric on their website but they always have lovely viscose fabric , both online and in store.
I will be wearing these skirts pretty much every week this summer I think – who wouldn’t want to swish around on a sunny day?
Hopefully back soon with something else I have made.. you never know!