Monday, July 19, 2010
Skirt week - Grey Plaid Typing Pool
Except for the fact that I leave for work in the morning when it is below freezing and get home again in the dark, you wouldn't normally see this skirt in this state. Washing it would give it a chance for the bulbousness around the waist darts to settle down. I only finished it on Sunday morning while it was still too cold to get out in the garden, and then I forgot to give it a soak. And Sunday was the only chance to do any photographing outside. Oh well - at least you get to see what happens when you don't wash finished products!
This is another tartan/plaid wool blend fabric from Spotlight, but I think it may have more wool in it - maybe up to 50%. It was certainly a lot more ironable, and much less soapy feeling than the red tartan skirt when I was working with it. I decided on a bigger hem, and now you get to see my kneeeeees. The Mister doesn't like the grey tights with the skirt, but I do. A lot. I have three interviews this week - I wonder which one I will wear this outfit to?
And now I have these fabrics to look forward to sewing. I'm not sure they'll get made this week or after I return from Central Australia but they will be made! That's the best thing about winter-weight skirts - you can wear them from Autumn through to Spring here in Canberra.
I think I might need some amethyst coloured tights to go with the polka dot corduroy!