I am not much of a skirt wearer, so I have not made myself a skirt for well over a decade. I do remember making one for my daughter that she wanted to be very long and very swishy… I remember that hem going on forever! Well. Last summer I acquired a lovely skirt that I enjoyed wearing, so I have decided to branch out. I found this beautiful fabric at The Drapery, a newly opened and lovely little shop I was keen to see and keen to support. I am so glad I went. It has a lovely selection of fabrics in fibres and designs I loved. There are far fewer choices than in Spotlight… but far more I would like to actually sew with or wear. And the women who are running it are delightful.
This is a first instalment in my plans to make anything new I need for my summer wardrobe. So far, so good, I think! It is cut on the bias and lined. I drafted the pattern from the skirt I like to wear. I bought enough fabric and then some for a simple A-line skirt but not quite enough to cut it on the bias. I’ve pieced in a small section near the waist and I think it will work just fine.