In an effort to brighten up our gloomy Melbourne winter I made myself a fuchsia skirt.
The fabric has been hanging about in my stash for a couple of years. This is not a colour I tend to wear a lot - in fact as much as I love bright colours I rarely wear them. I pulled it out thinking that I'd make this skirt and hubby told me he hated it and to give the fabric away. Thankfully I ran the idea past my sister when she was visiting and she told me to go for it (thanks Sis). Hubby saw me trying it on to check the hem length...and he really likes it! Moral of this story? When it comes to sewing, listen to your sister, not your husband.
My only concern with this pattern is the side view. I love the look of the front pleats but they do add a bit of volume in the tummy area, which is one area I really don't want to look any bigger. The skirt got quite a few compliments at work and it makes me smile, so I'm counting it as a winner.
An update on Frank - my mixed pattern dress - it's also received quite a few compliments at work and is really comfortable.
She requested some new leggings as one of her birthday gifts. She picked the fabrics from the stash and the trusty Ottobre leggings pattern got a work out.
Ok I'm off to cut out a Vogue pattern before my Supernatural marathon tonight. Have a good weekend.