This beautiful fabric is Rifle Paper Co. 'Les Fleurs - Folk Birds' by Cotton + Steel bought from the lovely Crafty Mastermind during their advent sale. It's quite heavy weight for clothing, a linen canvas, but works well as a skirt and holds it's shape.
I modified the Simple Sew Duo of Skirts by chopping off some length to fit the fabric I had and omitting the back walking slit. The best bit is that it is lined....mmmm yes it is, with soft gold satin! (Stash busting at its best). Nice and silky and hopefully won't stick to tights when walking - this has yet to be tested.
whilst not perfect, I like it :) The best bit is the lovely button at the back. I think I have inherited this from my late nan/late mum's stash of buttons but can't be sure - but its a pearl button with an amazing floral design painted on top. So determined to use this button I tried to make a button hole 4 times...threads shredded, holes were made, unpicking of the highest order took place....before I gave up and called The Fabric Wrangler in a hissy fit because it wouldn't work. 'Too thick it is' came the oracle's reply. 'Hook and Eye you need....'.
On it went easy as that...the button is just stitched on as decoration. Must remember not to just shove this in the washing machine!!
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