Well, let’s kick this off with a sample photo from my ‘photoshoot’
I originally bought this fabric for a cushion as I had seen one in the amazing, don’t-take-me-there,-I-want-everything store, Collected, and realised the fabric was from Spotlight so I went back and bought half a metre. (Here is a sample of the cushion in case anyone is wondering). To be honest though, I made about six cushion covers when we moved into this house and am well and truly OVER them so this has been on the shelf for a few months. Recently I was keen for a quick, easy project and thought I might be able to squeeze a mini skirt out of this.
The fabric feels like a light canvas.. ie. thick but still somewhat fluid. And those dots are bright. In real life they are a fluorescent pinky-orange. Not exactly discreet, but as a particular ‘big’ birthday looms ahead this year I feel like my days of wearing this kind of thing are numbered so I may as well go for it.
I used simplicity 8664 which I have owned for at least 10 years! Due to the limited yardage I couldn’t do much in the way of pattern matching but I did what I could and it turned out pretty good! Actually it was a bit off at the side seams which is why I added the black grosgrain, but I think it gives it bit more of a ‘structural’ look… maybe… kinda..
This is kind of a strange make – I know oversized fluorescent spotted mini skirts will not appeal to everyone, but I have to say I quite like this quirky addition to my wardrobe.
I have been having a bit of an urrrgh sewing time lately. I tried to make adjustments/’draft’ part of a dress that just hasn’t worked out. Being able to draft is my dream but I really haven’t had a lot of luck with it. I am going back to Uni in March and am very aware that my ‘free time’ opportunities are running out. Panic stations…