After the success of my first Colette Ginger skirt, I decided to make another one. I read on a few blogs about some lovely new fabrics at Fancy Moon, so I had to have a look. I was not disappointed! The fabrics in the Printed Cotton Fabric section were right up my street.
I was tempted by this lovely Russian Doll fabric (I love their wee faces),
|Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls Black, Trefle by Kokka|
but turquoise doesn't suit me, and I don't like pink. I had red in mind, so I chose Imperial Kiku Red, Indochine by Alexander Henry.
I layed out the fabric, and pinned on my pattern pieces, but realised I would end up with the big chrysanthemums right in the middle of each pattern piece. And, as much as I like the big chrysanthemums, it would have looked a bit mad.
So I ended up cutting each piece separately, as I liked the black-edged flowers, and wanted to off-set them a bit (but I forgot to take a photo of that step). I think it turned out ok.
I also made the waistband half the height as on the pattern. I'm small and found the waistband on my first skirt is a bit deep for my short middle. I finished hemming it this morning, but I haven't top-stitched around the bottom of the waistband yet. I want to wear it a few times first and see if I need to make any adjustments.
I LOVE it!! It was much quicker to do than the first one, and I actually knew what I was doing. I haven't forgotten about my knitting though, but more of that another time.
Have a good week! Lynne