something to wear
So, at last spring’s Harrogate garden show I bought a wrap skirt. I don’t really wear long wrap skirts, as I don’t like wraps and I send so much of my working and playing life in floor length costume that I like to get my legs out when I’m in civvies.
BUt I really liked the print – it’s been years since I’ve seen any of these old fashioned Indian block printed cottons for sale, and it was only £25. So I took it home and chopped it up. There wasn’t a pattern, I simply cut along the circular line of the print, added a zip and a black cotton petticoat (in case of windy days and bum flashing) and re-used the waistband
The Elephant skirt was the quickest to make because it already had a hem – Half an hour on the sewing machine on a Saturday morning so that I had something to wear in order to attend the glorious beer festival of failure near Windermere that evening (Third day of a four day festival and all ninety of the real ales promised had been crossed off the board as unavailable)
Oh, and cos it has ponies on it – squeee!
Note to self – buy a proper waste paper basket for the sewing room at Gareth’s, cos using a cardboard box isn’t working very well…