Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?
They always drop their needles!
This is my festive skirt, and that was a cracker joke.
The last stitch of my Simplicity 2451 was sewn on Christmas Day morning. I’ve made this three times before: here, here and here. Oh, and there’s the wool and leather mash up, here. Let’s make that four times. Now, five times. I’m losing count!
I’d been so busy in the run up to Christmas that I felt overwhelmed even thinking about sewing. I needed a fun and achievable project to ease myself back in. Gazing into my stash cupboard, I couldn’t resist the claret wool. This skirt flashed into my imagination. Inspiration had arrived!
The Darcy tweed was from Fabric Godmother and I squeezed this skirt out of a metre. Sadly, I can’t see any more of this fabric on the website. The wool has a very loose weave, so plenty of interfacing was used on key seams, pockets and waistband. The skirt was lined in wine anti-static lining.
I always trim my interfacing to avoid excess bulk in seams, and I really needed to avoid excess bulk in this self-lined yoke waistband. The below was trimmed from the seam allowances – excess fabric that would otherwise have bulked out and distorted this skirt. I mean, where else was I supposed to put that extra roast potato?
Merry Christmas from me and my skirt!