The UK has finally been granted a little bit of summer, so we are enjoying a few warm days and here’s the evidence! You wouldn’t think it was nearly October would you? It was so hot yesterday! And if you look closely there is a black cat (mine) being naughty and sitting in the iron bath which I only ever seem to be able to grow weeds in…
I’ve had a pretty stupendous cold that I caught last week that has really knocked me for six – I don’t usually suffer so badly but this one was not a very nice one. Added to that, I’ve returned to university and started a master’s in community nursing. So it’s been pretty exciting, tiring and hectic all at the same time… Leaving me with little time or inclination to sew – despite having lots of things that I need to do!
At the moment I have a half-finished baby quilt, half-finished bombshell dress and a cut out sorbetto top awaiting me… So whilst I could have sorted those things out, I chose to make something new. (I’m not sure about my logic sometimes…)
I love maxi skirts, my favourite skirt when I was about 17 was a woolly maxi skirt that I used to wear to school. I find them particularly flattering as they hug your curves and elongate your figure. Plus they are a great skirt for loafing, particularly great for the weekend – when you wake up feeling lazy and you want to wear something relaxed and un-fussy.
So, I am pretty glad that they seem to be back in fashion again. I chose a grey jersey from fabrics galore with a wide encased elastic waistband. I cut it on the bias, so in theory it should be more flattering… Although the fabric itself is quite drapey so I doubt it has made that much of a difference!
The waistband admittedly is a bit of a mess because I wasn’t feeling well enough and therefore didn’t have my usual amount of patience. There’s a lesson for me somewhere! Still, it’s wearable which is the main thing and sometimes I need to be less critical of the things that I make and just wear the d*** thing!
I might make this again but next time I might see what it’s like when it’s cut on the straight grain or perhaps with a stiffer jersey…