I bought this cardigan in last year’s summer sales, and have never worn it. Not once. You see, that’s a very specific shade of blue and it was a real struggle to find something to go with it.
Meanwhile, the scraps from my Lady In Red dress had been languishing in my stash box for four months. Four months! Is that how long it’s taken me to join up the dots? Finally, I realized that they were destined to be another Woman’s Realm skirt. I’ve made two other versions – here and here – but this one knocks them out of the park.
It’s a simple A line skirt, but the joy of simplicity is that you can really focus on an excellent finish. There aren’t words to describe my delight with the hand-picked zipper:
I jumped on the label bandwagon (they’re just so damn cute) and added one of my own:
The lining fabric was also languishing in my stash box. Finally, I used bias tape on the hem to avoid the bulk of a twice turned over wool hem:
The stiffness of the bias tape has helped add a bit of structure to the A-line shape, which can only be a good thing.
All in all, I am soooo pleased with this make. It was an absolute delight to work with the red cashmere wool again, bought from Paris. It’s as soft as butter, but that’s it – all gone now. Surely this means I am morally obliged to return to Paris and buy more fabric?
Not quite yet, though. What’s up next? I have some lawn with a burned out polka dot that my fingers are just twitching to start work on… Oh, look. Another strong colour!
I am nothing if not subtle.
And there’s a cake stand I recently ‘spotted’ (see what I did there) in the streets of Islington that would make a great accessory to the polka dot lawn. Can you guess which one I’m talking about?