|Lady from Burda magazine wearing a lemon yellow top and grey skirt holding onto a red bicycle|
|Drawing of pattern for skirt, I chose view 120 A as didn't want the MASSIVE pockets on the one next to it|
I used the 100% cotton I got from the market yesterday, sadly they only had less than a metre left so knew it was going to be a squeeze to get the pattern out of it. Thankfully I was surprised to find that I could squeeze it all out, but when I tried it on before hemming it I realised that unless I wanted to sew knickers to show off to the world, I needed to make it longer! I've added on a plain off white strip to the bottom which I think works, but am wondering about whether to embroider similar flowers onto it or whether that might make it too kitsch? Any thoughts?
I don't have a little helper today so the pictures are me holding the camera to the mirror so they aren't the best!
|Me holding the camera wearing a green t-shirt and a 70's style floral print green and brown skirt with box pleat at the front and an off white band at the bottom|
|A very over exposed close up of the skirt|
|Another over exposed one but showing the side view of skirt close up|
One more front on view as obviously couldn't work out how to take a picture of the back of me as have no idea how to use the timer on this thing. I really should take lessons. In any case I'm just so darn proud of the pleat at the front...I just wonder how long it's going to last...