All images borrowed from Etsy. I hope the sellers don't mind...?
Just when I thought I had a Plan for my sewing and was going to whip the stash into submission once and for all...
Betsey Johnson strikes again!
I was planning to make a 1950's-style wiggle skirt with a wrap. The sort of thing that only requires one yard of fabric and some funky buttons.
But while scouring Etsy (in vain) for the pattern, I came across this little number from the 1970's.
I have a bit of a penchant for Betsey Johnson patterns. I made my daughter a dress. And I have a swooping greatcoat pattern in the stash awaiting a massive jolt of energy and 5 metres of wool.At first glance, this is just a wide a-line skirt... but look a little closer!
There is also the option to add an apron-wrap at the back, and a shaped front waistband and super-generous top-stitched pockets!
And see that lime green flounced version? Oh me oh my, it is the "prairie skirt" I spent the late 1970's sighing over!
See that girl in the bandanna and the denim skirt? That was NOT me! But I SO MUCH wanted to be that girl! She was the sort of girl who went out with FL ! :O
And I could be her NOW! Do you think he'll notice?!
Though HER bandanna was navy blue ; )
I strongly suspect that the blue linen I bought to make a Portfolio tunic is about to be diverted.
Hurry up, Mr Postman! I am having a major attack of nostalgia!