Squashed in between posts about my interview fiasco, you may have missed the inspiration for this skirt project.
|Arlington skirt from Wrap London|
So here we are, a week later, with a skirt.
It is pretty good copy of the Arlington, in climate-appropriate fabric - hoorah!
But I see that pesky lining is out to get me, and is hanging down at the side.
Sigh. I'll fix it tomorrow. Honest!
Pattern: Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen, size XS, altered to fasten below one of the pleats.
Fabric: 1 metre of soft wool tweed from Huddersfield Fabrics on ebay, £17.95 "buy it now". 1 metre of lining from the stash, probably bought in Mandors, Edinburgh.
Buttons: Vintage, grey lucite from Granny's button box.
Other: I ran a line of cream cotton lace along the tweed hem on the inside, just because :)
And I used one of my "Persuasion" labels bought from Scrapiana on Etsy: "I am half agony half hope", which pretty much sums up the progress of this project!
I got there!
I am really pleased that I managed to fathom out how to copy the side-button-fly construction.
The skirt looks very like its inspiration and is comfortable and warm.
It's just not very exciting.
And I don't have (m)any tops to wear it with. The black polo neck jumper always gets dragged out on these occasions! At the time of writing, every long-sleeved top I own is hanging on the washing line and only one of them looks like it might work with this skirt. What was I thinking?!
Maybe its time I made some neutral-but-interesting long-sleeved tops to snazz it up a bit ; )