Added Jul 22, 2010
Another delightful op shop beginning – I found an awesome khaki based jungle print remnant (lovely thin cotton; similar fabric to summer sarongs). I was originally planning for this to be a late 40’s era dress but there wasn’t really enough fabric for it, so the skirt was a winner.
I love this pattern – it features an amazing front peplum-esque drape which begins at the waistline and drapes all the way down the length of the skirt.
There are actually a few colours in the print, which may be hard to tell from the photos – khaki, light green, light blue, light pink, black.. subtle touches of colour which allow you to accessorise fairly successfully with a range of colours… joy!
This was a fun project; a bit fiddly getting the drape peplum to be the exact fit for the waistband, and also the malleable nature of the material made sewing this piece a bit tricky. So worthwhile for the end result!
2nd hand fabric remnant, 2nd hand zipper
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