This year I have made a lot of skirts using the same two patterns, which is not bad for a girl who hated wearing skirts for so many years. There are a couple that I haven't blogged - a black linen one for choir which The Mister has had awful luck trying to photograph (it always looks super dusty) and another which is gorgeous and has a great story and deserves it's own post. Maybe tomorrow.
I bought the corduroy in Lincraft last Thursday, washed it that night and had made a skirt out of it by the next night. It's kids' cord - but lately I've been noticing the distinct lack of colour in my winter wardrobe, so thought that the bright colours could only be a Good Thing. The floral pattern reminds my of a Jane Sassaman style of quilt, and I feel very happy every time I put ir on.
I used Butterick 6841 (again) and (again) it's too big for me. See that pesky waistband poking through my shirt? You'd think I'd have redrafted this pattern by now, or else given up on natural fibres which stretch and gone for acrylic fibres *shudder*. So because I love this skirt so very much, and detest showing off my undies and my appendectomy scars, I'll be unpicking the waistband, taking in the side seams, and realigning the front darts. Have you ever unpicked corduroy? Yeah. Nasty.