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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Post Title -My God is The Sun by QOSTA