My God is The Sun

So a little while ago I was feeling a little sorry for myself and went on a fabric buying spree at The Village Haberdashery. There will be a couple of outfit posts featuring this skirt pattern because you know when something works, why change it. I’m a little fussy when it comes to skirts, I know what I like, I tend to sway between go big or go home and super slinky! I wanted some bigger more retro inspired skirts for my wardrobe, gathered doesn’t tend to suit my body shape so I drafted a simple pleated skirt pattern instead and liked it so much I made some more.

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 This patterns is a simple three piece pattern, a front, a back and waistband. In a bid to use up some material in my stash, the lining is a little off colour scheme but that doesn’t really matter as no one is going to see it and it’s mostly there for layering and to give the skirt a little lift and warmth during the colder months.

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I used a vintage gold coloured button from my never-ending stash of buttons, my autumn/winter makes are all about stash busting some of the supplies I already have rather than adding to it.

mgs 8I love this print, the cute little rabbit, the fish swimming, the mountains, the gold sun (which upon closer inspection is probably supposed to be a moon as it is surrounded by stars but hey whatever!) It’s a simple but beautiful print and I think I’ll be wearing this a lot.


I’m also knitting a cardigan in purple which will also compliment this skirt. I’m trying to make things that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits, which is why I’m making quite a few skirts and cardigans at the moment.

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Yellow is not normally a colour I would wear but I’m loving this outfit so much right now.

Pattern -Self drafted pleated skirt
Material – House of Hoppington – Honey Hill in A Cloud by Violet Craft for Michael Miller
Style -Modern/retro
Post Title -My God is The Sun by QOSTA