Added Oct 13, 2011
London, United K...
I’m a sucker for Vivienne Westwood – I love everything she does – the draping, the asymmetical-iness (I don’t care if that’s not a real word), the traditional fabrics. When I win the lottery I will be living in her shops in London. I actually work fairly close to them and walk past and drool over the windows fairly often.
So when I saw this pattern on the Sew Daily (http://www.sewdaily.com/media/g/stitch/default.aspx) site I knew I was going to make it.
Ideally I wanted to make it in a pinstripe wool – but I’m not confident to do that without a trial go first so this is my (very) wearable muslin. It’s made from an old curtain I bought from ebay – and some contrast facing is from East Street market in South London. I live just up the road in Borough so its my first port of call for cheap-as-chips fabric. I got the buttons there too.
The skirt was stupidly simple to make – I made it in less than a day (given my sewing speed that’s faster than light!).
I think it’s turned out pretty great – and I’ve worn it a couple of times. It’s not perfect – my buttonholes are terrible – the machine couldn’t cope with the tickness of the folds and I’m going to hand blanket stitch around them with some contrast embroidery thread. Also, the curtain fabric is pretty stiff – it needs something bit more drapey.
I just need payday to come so I can invest in the wool pinstripe…
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