I think red is the most festive of colours, and I'm loving this deep burgundy with cream polka dots.
The pattern is the Delphine skirt from "Love at First Stitch", and it fits like a glove. I have finally embraced my changing figure, and accepted that my tummy needs extra room to breathe! It has taken me some time to come to terms with my new shape, but I guess that is what happens when you have three kids.
The fabric is a heavy weight cotton with a linen feel. I decided it needed lining, to avoid it sticking to my tights, and I am so glad I did as it looks fantastic inside and out. It's a cheap poly lining in pink, but with matching burgundy stripes.
I followed the pattern exactly, except for the zip. Because everything for this make was from my stash, and I only had a navy blue zip, I ummed and ahhed about leaving it until after Xmas to get the right colour. Then realism hit: who the hell will be examining my zip?! No one. So, dark blue zip it is. I did a lapped zip and no one would ever know.
I wore it out yesterday on a family trip to the cinema to see 'Paddington' (highly recommend it by the way - it was baby girl's first cinema visit, she is two and three quarters, and she loved it). The skirt was great to wear; I felt stylish but not over the top. A great make, and I can see more of this pattern being made in the future.
Anyway, enough witter. Merry Christmas to all!
Above photo shows us posing by the tree in the glorious Dome Cinema, Worthing (which was where, coincidentally, my beloved and I got married)!