This is the Seventies denim I bought on the Isle of Wight. I purchased it from a really fantastic vintage shop called Oh So Vintage in Ventnor. If you’re ever in the area, I strongly recommend a visit. My denim cost me £5 and is soooo soft.
If you’re working with vintage fabric, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on ancient folds that may have permanent fade marks you’ll want to cut around.
I went to town and added a flat felled seam on the front seam, top stitching at the waistband, and an embroidered hem.
As if this wasn’t enough, I decided to gild my lily with a patch pocket, inspired by a patch pocket I saw on Pinterest.
I often get anxious questions about zip length. The pattern says a 9 inch zip, but I can only find a 12 inch! Fret not, little petals. Sew over the teeth of your zip and snip off the excess at the bottom, as I did on this skirt.
This is my fourth version of the Ginger skirt, but the only one I’ve shortened by two inches. I originally made this knee length, but it looked so frumpy. The mini version suits a Seventies vibe a heck of a lot more. Funny how it sometimes takes a while to arrive at obvious conclusions.
I wonder if this will be my last sun-dappled photo shoot. Summer is tiptoeing out of our lives, the days are drawing in and all we have left to do is cherish the memories. When Britain deigns to give us a summer, it really delivers.