I fancied a solid colour skirt for my holiday. Something that didn’t stick to my legs in the heat. Something which kept any breeze circulating around my legs.
Here is my New look 6106
We are currently on holiday in Greece, on a island off Athens called Hydra. After a 8 hour delay in Luton Airport, thanks to an irreparable plane, missing our connecting ferry and a late impromptu one night stay in Athens we are glad to be here!
But it was worth it for this view
So back to the skirt and some hotel mirror selfies.
Its an a-line skirt with big deep pockets.
For structure I used a fab yellow heavy weight cotton fabric from Fine Fabrics Of Harrogate, picked up during a recent sewers meet up.
It has an overlapped zip and a curved waist band. I wouldn’t use an overlapped zip again with heavy fabric, it doesn’t quite sit flat enough, but you live and learn.
I cut out the size according to my measurements but took it in 5mm down both sides for this perfect fit. It has topstitching around the pockets. I hand stitched the hem for a clean finish.
It is completely practical and being a solid colour goes with everything.
Hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you are. We’ve 5 more days here, then 3 more sightseeing in Athens.
Love, Lucie xx