Vibrant Summer Florals
This is my second official make of 2014. I still have one more 2013 post to write up, but for the life of me can't find the photos I took of it on the weekend. I suspect they are on Courteney's camera and it is at home and I am still using the wifi at the pool. February 14 is roll over day and I can't wait. This is wearing very thin!
It should come as no surprise that my second make of 2014, also utilizes the lovely colourful floral stretch cotton fabric that I made Courteney's shorts out of. This fabric was always destined to become a pencil skirt.
Once again using V1247 in my redrafted pencil form, I have made a skirt I really like. I was tempted to make a dress out of the fabric because after making the shorts I ended up with a very generous offcut. This print is however extremely busy and I felt a skirt was a better choice.
I lined the skirt so it didn't stretch out too much. I did consider buying a length of orange or beige bemsilk lining but had a lot of baby blue satin lining in my stash and given that there is blue in the skirt, I went with blue. The zip and button were also from my stash so all in all this was a very economical skirt to make. Best of all, I still have a small amount left over. Now I wonder if I have enough to squeeze out a pair of shorts for myself!