In this outfit I’m wearing dinosaurs, a bird and some teddy bears. More on the bears later… Allow me to introduce you to the Dino Skirt.
I used my Butterick B5285 pattern, another version of which you can see here. It’s pretty much identical to Gertie’s free gathered skirt pattern, except this one has pockets. I added my own touches. I’ve long been a fan of Scruffy Badger‘s use of ric rac. What that woman can’t do with ric rac ain’t worth doing! Finally, I’ve managed to steal her idea on the hem of this skirt.
I was going to go for cream ric rac, but that would have involved a trip to the shops. So I pulled out this bright orange ric rac that was in my stash. How could I ever have seriously considered using anything other than bright orange?
I also added an animal-theme trim to tidy up the inside of the skirt waistband:
Big philosophical question of the 21st century: why is there always the perfect button just waiting to be used in your jar of buttons.
The cardigan is a vintage Hong Kong lambswool cardigan I bought years ago off Etsy. It’s soooo sweet. I haven’t worn it in ages, so I’m really pleased to have an opportunity to get it out again. I recently bought the bag for £5 from Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch.
To celebrate this make, I’m giving away three metres of the bright orange ric rac I used. All you need to do to win it is leave a comment by midnight 11 March 2012. Good luck!
Thanks for all your encouragement regarding this eccentric fabric purchase. What do you think? Have I managed to turn the dinosaur cotton into a wearable outfit? Roobeedoo, I’m looking at you!