You may remember that I was given a fabric voucher for The Fabric Store from a friend for my birthday last year.
Well, the other piece of fabric I purchased was this very cool Italian fabric that was a bit like something you would see on a 70s deck chair. It is the most delicious green. Clearly it was love at first sight!
I lined it with a navy blue poly cotton. Because the green fabric has, for want of a better descriptor, holes in it, I chose to build the fabric onto the lining for each pattern piece. This took longer, but meant that the resulting garment has no unsightly darts showing through on the outer layer.
(Showing what I believe is an appropriate amount of midriff for a 40 year old!)