A while back when Mum came to stay we ended up at a fabric shop (not unusual). She got some great floral fabric and I cut a pattern for a skirt from one of her favourites that she’d brought with her on her visit.
It’s an a-line skirt with an unusual hem in that it billows out at the knee but then cuts back in. It’s a great style for wearing with a more fitted top and makes an a-line skirt much dressier than it normally is.
Now I’ve got the skirt pattern I can make new skirts for her anytime… so the last time she visited she bought more material and this past weekend I finally got around to sewing the skirt.
The top layer is a fine fabric – possible crepe or georgette with a grey lining, which meant tricky, slippery sewing that required a lot of patience. Three days later and it’s done, wrapped and in the post.
Since I was in a slow, patient sewing mood I even sewed in ribbons that Mum can use to hang the skirt up nicely in her wardrobe. It also helped me take a nicer photo.
In real life the grey of the skirt is a little lighter than the photos. We got the fabric from Global Fabrics in Wellington.