Quelle surprise! It's another Chardon skirt from the Deer & Doe pattern, this time in watermelon-pink linen.
Pattern: Deer & Doe Jupe Chardon, size 38
Fabric: Heavy watermelon linen bought from Little Shop of Treasures at ebay in 2004, about £12?
Other: Michael Miller Peace symbol bias binding from Frumble Fabrics, about £3.50. Another metre of plain white binding for the centre back seam, about 40p from stash. Zip and thread bought locally for far too much, but I needed it, so there you go, c'est la vie, shrugs. Oh - and a "I am half agony half hope" label, naturellement!
I started making this skirt last Sunday and have been dipping in and out of it across the week. This was supposed to make me feel like I was making progress, but actually made me feel like I had been sewing it forever!
I took care not to rush this project, and added binding to the centre back seam, to prevent fraying around the zip. I tried to do a lapped zip from memory, but it's not perfect. Maybe I need to research different zip sewing methods as I seem to have lost my touch. Once again I am grateful to the bow-tie for covering my dodgy zip-sewing!
Stash-busting of the very best kind!
It feels really good to put this fabric to good use, after lurking in my stash suitcase for so many years.
Yes, it is a strong colour, but I am coming to realise that my happiest me-mades are the confident ones.
I love the swishiness of the Chardon skirt, and though the back bow is dangerously girly, it pleases me.
Raindrops on Roses top - yippee!