This is a great stash busting pattern as the individual pieces only use up relativlely small amounts of fabric, also there are lots of potential combinations and variations. Depending on the fabric used this skirt could be great for either summer or winter. My practice skirt was a little on the snug side so for the real thing I reduced all of the seam allowances by 0.5cm giving me an extra 3cm over all. I used the lightweight denim left over from my denim shift dress and again top stitched the pocket edges and hemline in purple:
The waist is supposed to be finished with petersham ribbon (I had no idea what it was so I had to google it!) I didn't have any but used this beautiful Cath Kidston vintage rose grossgrain ribbon from my stash:
I love the pockets (obviously)!!
One of our half term activities was getting on a local foot passenger ferry to go crabbing on a jetty at the other side of the river, I convinced my daughter to take a couple of shots of the skirt while we were waiting (it was a bit windy so they are not great photos!)
I find it hard to photograph plain garments - they never look as great in the photos as they do in real life! - I love this skirt - it will go with lots of things in my wardrobe and is so comfie but looks quite smart too.
I can also think of lots of combinations for this skirt and have plans for more summer ones as well as a few winter ones!!
We had great fun on our crabbing expedition - although we didn't actually catch any crabs!!!!
I hope everyone else's half term has gone as well as ours.
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We have had some amazing sunset's and cloud colours this week