When Ella dies and goes to heaven, heaven will be Epping Forest, a 10-minute walk from our front door. As I admire the beauty of the natural world, Ella rolls in fox poo, then rolls in mud, then rolls in grass pollen, then leaps into one of the ponds hoping to find some bird poo to roll in. I swear she’s a pig in disguise. A pig-dog. Whatever, she’s disgusting.
And when she’s not doing all that, she’s making sure her bum gets in my photos.
But we’re not here to talk about Ella. (Oh yes, we are, Karen! You think you’re writing a sewing blog but we only tune in for the dog.)
Quiet, at the back! This is a blog review of a sewing pattern and you’ll like it or lump it. Simplicity got in touch recently to offer me some patterns. (Prepare for a giveaway, peeps!) Amongst my selection I chose Simplicity 1812. Verily, if ever there was testament to a Sewist’s ability to see past the pattern cover, this was it.
But I fancied making a cascading skirt and was curious to see if a skirt with an elastic waistband could look okay. I think so. Dead comfy, but you’ll want to wear a fairly tight-fitting T-shirt over the top, as I have. Ain’t nothing to admire around the aesthetics of an elasticated waistband!
The fabric was bought off a stall in Chapel Market, Islington. It’s cheap as chips but has a lovely drape. You’ll definitely want to use a light fabric with drape. After a day of wearing this skirt, I really like it a lot. Perfect for hot summer days or vacations. Super perfect for throwing in a suitcase.
The skirt only has four pieces and is super-speedy to construct, especially if you own an overlocker. I honestly think you could knock this up in an evening if your energy levels were high, but I abandoned this last night to watch Before Sunrise for the first time ever. Oh, my! I thought my jaded, cynical eye would roll at this film, but it was truly wonderful. So I finished up the skirt this morning, after sunrise.
I leave you with a beautiful song from the film. Oh, it makes me ache!