Hello there and a happy Weekend to you all!
First of all I want to say a huge thank you for your lovely comments on my Pretty in Pink half circle skirt. You really made my day! I'll be sure to update you throughout the progress of the embroidery, I can't wait to get started! Also a big hello to my new followers, I can't believe there are 80 of you now, I'm doing a happy dance as we speak :)
But now, without further ado, the promised post of the day, the second of my two-in-two-days skirts: the Wonderful Wonderland Circular Skirt!
|My circular skirt, hurrah!|
I have to say this is definitely a big success, I'm loving the circular skirt :) It was so easy to sew it was almost ridiculous, and the finished article is so flattering and fun to wear that I'm one very happy bunny (to match the happy bunnies in the fabric's print!). It's really fun to swish around in, I mean just look at the amount of fabric that's in it...
|More fabric than you could shake a stick at!|
|And there's plenty behind too. In the skirt, you cheeky thing!|
If you want to know some construction details, I sewed the zipper and hem (probably the biggest job, but it still only took an evening) by hand and also finished the waistband by hand. Other than that it was simple stitching on the machine. Oh, and I pink the seams. See, dead simple! And that's how you get a yummy new skirt in less than a day!
|I <3 my circular skirt!|
I purchased the fabric for this skirt from the fabulous Fancy Moon. I originally wanted to buy the White Rabbit double gauze fabric, but it was out of stock when I came to place my order. Luckily they stocked an almost identical fabric, this time in a linen cotton mix, so I went with that instead, and it turned out for the better! Because the linen blend is heavier it makes the skirt fall really nicely and gives it extra swish. Plus it's hard wearing which is always good for an everyday skirt. The fabric isn't at all stiff, just strong and flexible, a bit little a stretch denim. It's really just perfect for a skirt :)
And now for a few close ups for your viewing pleasure!
|A close up of the yummy fabric, doesn't it go well with the sweater? :)|
|My new-to-me earrings, original 50s clip ons|
|Pretty skirt with pretty shoes :)|
My mum and I spend today in London, which is where we took these pictures, and we had a lovely time at the Laduree cafe in Covent Garden. The sun has been coming out the UK properly at last so we ate outside.
|Enjoying the sunshine and yummy food!|
I bought some macaroons (swoon! Heaven in my mouth!) and ate them on the train home. I felt very posh and decadent, which is always fun! Plus the colours went with my outfit, so hurrah!
|Laduree Macaroons = Pure Heaven|
So yes, there you have it, another splendid skirt to add to my wardrobe. This skirt is great because it will go with a great many of my other clothes. Today I wore it with my Briar Rose Knit Along Sweater as you can see, but I think it would go perfectly with my Enchanting in Black and White Sweater and my Pendrell Blouse too. Of course the one thing this skirt is crying out for is a petticoat, something I still have not added to my wardrobe, but making this skirt has convinced me that the first project I should take on when I get back from Austria is a petticoat! So watch this space, petticoats will be coming soon, I promise!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, and that it's filled with twirling swirling skirts and swinging around lampposts to show them off. Of perhaps that's just me... :)
|What silly behaviour! :)|
Bye for now!