Where’s all the snow gone?!
Fear not, Boston hasn’t suddenly become tropical (if only). No, five work snow days into 2014 and we’re fully braced for more. I, however, escaped for a long weekend to much warmer climes, and as such, had the opportunity to finally try out some recently made summer clothes.
First up, a maxi skirt that I made using material I bought in Bali in ooooh about 2006. Yep, that’s right, before I started sewing. I must have been clairvoyant… It’s some kind of floaty cotton, in blue, red, yellow and white.
I made a very simple self-drafted gathered skirt, with a straight waistband and an invisible zipper in the back. I also used the selvedges to make hemming and finishing the waistband easy – result! There was a brief dalliance with a similarly gathered underskirt, but medieval wench is not my normal look, so that got ripped out pronto. Just have to remember not to stand directly in front of any strong light sources (aka maybe not work appropriate).
I suffered the Mexican heat, dear readers, just for you, so that you could see how well it coordinates with my new Boden yellow cardi, for evening-breeze situations.
I love maxi skirts and now that Tasia’s come out with a new A-line version I can’t wait to try it out! Now, if only the Boston weather would co-operate….