I’m not sure if these are snowdrops on the fabric or just some swirly abstract pattern, it was a freebie from a Dewsbury meet up. We usually have a swop table where you can bring patterns or fabric which you don’t want and swop it for something else. This is a heavy jersey sort of fabric, doesn’t feel quite like scuba but it’s pretty heavy and drapy. It was one of those fabrics where I couldn’t quite decide if it was gorgeous or just a bit too much!
A couple of weeks ago I wanted a quick make, I’d been sorting out my fabric stash ( more on that another day!) and this actually took up quite a bit of room as it is quite thick. It also wasn’t precious so it was ideal for a quick make. I decided to make a skirt using Simplicity 8474, I made this skirt up twice last year and the skirts turned into my go-to-outfit for the summer, they were just so comfortable and easy to wear but presentable too…
It has a deep waistband (like about 6″) with an optional elastic insert and an A line two piece skirt, so it’s a very quick make, just stitch the side seams, add the waistband and hem!
As you can see I still have the lockdown hairstyle, but thanks to my daughter I no longer have dyed ends as she cut about an inch off so it looks slightly better, though in another six weeks when I finally have a hair appointment goodness knows how long it will be!
I do like this pattern, the skirts are just lovely to wear, I’ve already worn it a couple of times. It’s possibly an ideal style for lockdown – easy to wear, comfortable and an elastic waistband!