Another Metro Textiles winner up on the blog today! This gorgeous silk was the first thing I snapped up when I visited earlier in the year – it has a lovely southwestern inspired pattern, and it’s absolutely gorgeous to feel. That Kashi has a lot to answer for.
In my new endeavor to actually wear fabric I love rather than hoard it in my sewing room, I decided that I needed to whip it up into something, pronto. *Obviously* it was going to be a maxi skirt, but then I started contemplating putting a zipper into silk and… ugh. No. So instead, let me present: a gathered tube of fabric, with a hem tube and a waist tube through which some elastic was put. I’d release my own pattern, but I don’t want to bring the Big4 down.
This took less than an evening, and now I get to swan about in amazing fabric for the rest of the summer. And when I say swan about, I really mean swoooooossshhhhhh….
It must also be noted that elasticated waist silk maxi skirts are potentially the single most comfortable thing in the entire world to wear. Like, more than pyjamas. The only negative is that if you stand on the hem while getting up from the table where you’ve just been eating brunch, you may accidentally expose yourself to the entire restaurant. Guess how I know that.
I make no apologies for the maxi skirt love here at Cashmerette towers, but never fear: more adventurous plans are afoot! Once I’ve made some more maxis. And maybe another wrap dress.