This skirt is the Butterick 5285. Isn’t it pretty? Look at those pleats – perfect for cycling in. They’re perfect, too, for adjusting a fit. Just deepen the pleat if you need to take the skirt in and if you need more room… You get the picture.
I’m so glad this cotton has finally been used as it’s been languishing in my stash box for over a year. The black daisies are appliqued on – so cute. This fabric would not have been expensive – nothing ever is at the Textile Centre in Walthamstow, where I bought it. I’ve noticed that this shop is very good for border prints, so if that’s your bag you know where to head.
The cotton is very fine and light, so I lined the skirt in a red poly-cotton mix off the market. I didn’t want to duplicate the skirt pieces – all those pleats in the lining would have created extra bulk. Instead, I brought out my old faithful vintage pattern for an A line skirt and used that as a template for a simple lining. Perfect! My hope is that the lining will allow me to wear this skirt with leggings when the weather turns colder. But for now, this make is perfectly timed for the last heaving gasp of a British summer. It’s steaming out there.
For another (very different) make of this skirt, check out Erica B!
I’m in Cheltenham this weekend. Anyone know any good, ahem, fabric shops?