Five days ago, on this very blog, I claimed, ‘I’m a strictly One-Project-At-A-Time woman.’ Then I decided to squeeze in a quick second make of the Hollyburn Skirt. I am nothing if not an unreliable narrator!
To be fair, this wasn’t a totally self-indulgent exercise. I’ve been teaching a couple of students at home on my weekends, in order to prepare for the class soon starting at The Village Haberdashery. To help, I decided to quickly cut out a second version of the skirt. There isn’t much time to sew your own stuff whilst teaching, but it did prove useful to have these pieces on hand.
I now have the bonus of two finished makes to take to the class, platforming a variety of treatments:
- One has a normal zip, the other an invisible zip.
- One is lined, the other isn’t.
- One has the waistband finished by hand, the other uses stitch in the ditch.
- One has a standard folded over hem, on the other I attempted a narrow hem.
So my students will have lots to look at when they’re making their own choices! We won’t have time to line our skirts, but I figure it will be interesting for them to see one lined.
The fabric was bought over a year ago at The High Street Retro Centre in the Old Town of Hastings, when I was there to run the half marathon. Jeez, my running career has dried up and no mistake. I have a dog-walking career now! (True Confession – I get way more regular exercise walking a dog three times a day than I ever did running.)
I’m wearing the skirt with a Debbie Bliss Flower Yoked Sweater I knitted back in 2011. Eep – time is passing too quickly! This is a great sweater. I’d love to knit it again, maybe in a stronger colour. I’d probably go down a size.
Finally, special mention must go to the brooch I’m wearing. Bought from Tiny Happy, it’s made from reclaimed embroidery. It is a very brave little brooch as it survived a cycle through the washing machine, when I forgot to remove it from a top. (If you’re interested – no, my fabric softener dispenser is still not working.)
Hey, guys! Have you noticed? Spring’s arrived. Took blooming long enough.