“Is that my old curtains?” my Mum chimed in, when she saw me in this new skirt. She’d worked out that the fabric was the same as curtains from her house in the early Seventies.
The curtains themselves were long gone, but I found some scraps of
the fabric in my Grandmother’s stash, and here we are. I went for a
simple A-line skirt and added two pockets for extra character.
The Pattern is from “Sew U” by Wendy Mullin, a fab book for the
beginner. Starts with advice, hints and tips, then has three great
patterns to follow, starting with the easiest (A-line skirt) and
progressing through to low-rise trousers for the advanced stitcher.
Trousers will be a few years off for me, I think. But I definitely felt
ready to attempt the skirt.
It has a cute shape and a funky print - perfect to wear with tights
and boots on these cold autumn days. And the pockets are….COOL!
I used an elasticated waist as the thought of a zip was still just too scary. Think I’m going to have to get some lessons if I’m going to take the next step in this dressmaking lark. But overall I’m super pleased with my little brown skirt.