Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's spring! Need a skirt?

Well, yes, don't mind if I do! My lovely and generous colleagues gave me the best farewell present when I changed jobs recently: a rather large gift voucher for my favourite fabric shop - Addicted to Fabric (great name isn't it?!). I went and spent it last week and came home with some gorgeous dressmaking fabric, including some Alexander Henry Mocca Floral in black, white and yellow. It screamed skirt to me - what do you think?
It's lined and has a zip, as well as two tiny pleats/darts. I used the skirt part from a dress pattern I bought as part of my haul and modified it, created a self-facing waistband, added some lining and a zip and voila! A dress is next!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010