It is an oft-marvellelled paradox that hot weather and very long skirts complement one another; a swathe of swishy cotton around the ankles can feel much breezier than bare legs. So I made one with some super cheap striped shirting and a 1970s pattern. Whole thing took just a couple of hours – too easy!
I had to mess with grainlines to get a chevron out of the fabric – maxi skirts are greedy! There is one corner at the back where I had to piece in an extra bit, plus a fold tends to form at mid-front because of the grain, but it bothers me not. The stripes match and my reign as chevron queen persists.
Last night I finished attaching the new back to the amazing yo-yo bedspread I was given. I sewed all around the edge by hand (cripes) while folding the excess around to make a binding. It’s a mad and wonderful thing and I love it. I still need to run some catchstitches through the middle of it, but here it is in its rightful place.
The fabrics tell a tale of several women, several decades and their housedresses and the colours get more garish at the edges.
love the skirt – well done on matching the chevrons. The quilt is amazing. Well done on all the hand sewing.
Gorgeous skirt, but I have to say that bedspread is totally awesome. I’m heading for my bulging scrap box now!
Your quilt very fabulous, not to say the skirt isn’t very nice too… but that quilt! Love it.
Yes, if only men realized how much cooler skirts are than trousers, they’d all be rocking a dirndl! Air can get up under your skirt and circulate so much more easily than up your trouser legs. The only thing I dislike about skirts in high summer is the chafing factor, when air humidity is 100% and body humidity is, too.
I love the skirt too!
Oh that quilt! I love that it carries so much history. I love that you have fixed it up and are giving it the love it deserves. Such gorgeousness. Thanks for sharing 🙂