I bought this fabric about 8 years ago, gave it to my sister, she gave it back – when I was in my ill-fated ‘Bowline phase’ – and it has eventually become this very un-photogenic maxi skirt. Incidentally a skirt it what I was planning to make when I first bought this fabric.
Rest assured it looks better IRL than it appears here.
I self-drafted this pattern using my own measurements and the side of a 70s A-line skirt pattern of my mother’s I have in my stash for the grading of the A and to get the hem curve accurate. The elastic in the casing is recycled from a pair of husband’s old tennis shorts that got retired from the grand-slam circuit to the rag-bag today. It was a doddle to sew, and my measuring created a fit that I was very happy with.
I wore this out to the movies the same day I made it. Funny story: we went to see a film in the NZ Film Festival, invited my parents to attend with us, and then were treated to almost 3 hours of film with frequent explicit sex scenes. I spent a bit of time looking at my lap / new skirt.