I’ve been a very bad blogger recently, sorry about that. I mostly blame university, and the fact that I had a phase of uninspiredness (yes, I’m aware that’s not a word) that started sometime in the summer and is only just coming to an end. But now I’m back in business and have a ton of projects planned, so I think I’ll make up for taking such a long break.
This is basically just a six-gore circle skirt with pockets. Also, it has no side seams — just for fun. The waistband is petersham ribbon. I used the same fabric I made vintagey shirt #1 from. It’s a really hard farbric to work with, I have to say! Thin as hell and doesn’t weigh a thing… It was impossible to keep it still while cutting, so the finished product is a little lopsided.
I wore this with a separate underskirt I made from some leftover lining and some of the bias tape I made from the same blue silk as the skirt. I was thinking I could maybe make a proper 50′s petticoat for this, to make it more festive from time to time.
The skirt closes with three hooks and a snap.
Lastly, a sneak peek into crocheting:
It’s just a test piece, but I think it turned out pretty nice (as in you can actually tell there’s a pattern).
I also bought myself a huge set of bamboo crochet needles:
They range from 12mm to 2mm.