There are a few things that are not popular at my house and leftovers are one of them which is a real shame given the number of teenagers residing here at any given time. Like the meal variety that seem to pile up in my freezer, left over fabric piles seem to breed in my fabric cupboard. I do not like wastage however and I am therefore determined to conquer the leftover aversion.
This piece of linen was leftover from these shorts which have long gone to the second hand shop. With some creative cutting I knew there would be just enough fabric for Vogue 1247. In need of a couple of go with everything skirts, my timing couldn't have been more perfect.
I was right, there was only just enough fabric if I put a seam in the waistband and cut the pockets out of something else. That something else ended up being a piece of white cotton from an old bed valance. So it couldn't be seen, I made a facing in my linen.
Because a linen skirt with a stretch out seat was a very unappealing option, I lined the skirt with a piece of tie dyed satin that I picked up at the op shop.
This skirt made up beautifully and as expected is now on regular rotation in my work wardrobe. I am sure it will work just as well as an autumnal skirt when the weather cools.