This skirt is inspired by an inspiration from an interpretation inspired by Colette Patterns. Or, as I like to call it, The Star Wars Skirt! What’s our cast list?
First, there’s Sarai of Colette Patterns. She’s the Yoda, obviously, the leader of the Jedi Council of Sewing Patterns. She designed the skirt and spawned hundreds of sewing creations.
Then there’s Tilly and the Buttons. A good-looking, charismatic gun for hire. She’s our Hans Solo, smuggling the pattern over to the UK to produce a million (okay, several) versions of this skirt to inspire blog readers around the world. Including a banana sweetie cord version of the skirt that inspired…
Stitch and Witter is our Princess Leia, without the doughnuts on the side of her head. (Shame. Can you do something about that, please, Joanne?) She faithfully follows Hans Solo into skirt wondrousness with her teal cord version of the Beignet, openly inspired by Tilly in her blog post here.
And then there’s me… Who am I? Who AM I? Chewbaka?
Jabba the Hutt?
Oh, I don’t know -you decide! Long story short, this skirt is inspired by Stitch and Witter, who was inspired by Tilly, who was inspired by Sarai. Thank you, ladies!
It’s made from olive cord bought at Goldhawk Road for £4 a metre. The buttons are awesome:
30p each from Walthamstow market
And there’s a hidden pocket detail:
You might notice that I’m wearing the skirt with an, ahem, new silk Sorbetto top. It’s my … oh, who’s counting?!
I squeezed (and I mean squeezed!) this out of a metre of printed silk, bought from Goldhawk Road for £3 a metre from Classic Textiles. This is the second silk I’ve bought from that shop – they do good silk! (By which I mean cheap silk.) They’re also passionate campaigners against the planned closure of these shops.
I used pre-bought bias tape on this make. If you’re thinking of doing the same, you can squeeze the arm hole and neck line finishings out of two metres.
So, that’s your lot! May the Force be with you…