Good morning. This week I used up some more leftover fabric that’s been hanging around for a while. It's lucky that I love A-line skirts, as most of my leftover pieces only seem to be A-line skirt-sized.
I used the same vintage pattern as my last A-line made from leftovers (McCall’s 7978) and it was just as foolproof to make second time around. The fabric was leftover from my Crepe dress which is SSOOO pretty, and I underlined it with plain white muslin. This time I had enough to give the skirt its very own waistband - a luxury the last one sadly missed out on.
I wanted to fiddle around with a fancy trim on the hem again, but the only trim I had in my stash that was the right colour was crossgrain ribbon. Karen from Did you Make That? first got me interested in ribbon as a skirt trimming when she added one as a facing on this skirt. Gorgeous isn’t it? I’m definitely going to add one to the waistband of my next A-line. For now, I just added it to the bottom hem as a contrasting touch.
Yet another one for my Me-Made-June wardrobe – hoorah. It also feels nice and virtuous using leftover fabric and relieves me slightly (only slightly, mind you) of the guilt/horror of wasting £18 on the lining that shall remain nameless. Grrr.
I’ve got a craft show right after half term, which I’ve been working hard at getting things ready for. Once that’s finished I’ll take another look at my Oolong…..
Have a lovely weekend. x