There was not much time for sewing this weekend, as we were building the kids a skate ramp, but I did manage to whip this skirt up in 10 minute intervals. I'm a pretty conservative dresser, and although I have entended myself in recent years, I like having my fallback "uniform" of printed, cotton, a-line skirts and a t-shirt. It gets me through most kid-orientated activities without flashing my knickers or exposing my bra.
The pattern is the "Skyline Skirt" from Twinkle Sews, which is a cute variation on an A-line, gored skirt. The front and the back of the skirt are identical, to keep all the jagged lines even. The pattern is for a lined skirt, but I didn't line mine and I added a narrow waistband.
The upper fabric is a tablecloth that I picked up at Vinnies. The lower fabric is a Japanese cotton from Tessuti. The 2 came together in a serendipitous moment when I was re-sorting my stash (a.k.a. a therapy session). I love this spotty fabric, and although I bought it for a skirt, I didn't want a huge expanse of dots across my expansive rear. I think the jagged lines in the skirt design were the perfect solution for this problem. In order to get the tablecloth edges lining up with the jagged edges, I had to cut it off-grain, which has resulted in the top sections twisting as I wear it, but I don't think that matters too much.
I'm having trouble deciding what tops to wear it with. I have green t-shirts which exactly match the leaves, but still seem to contrast too much with the peachy base. I have tried yellow, mustard, peach and grey, which are all okay but need some accessories that I just don't have. I have a hot pink / peachy striped top, which is good for bright days! My favourite is a blue/ brown striped top, which is not a co-ordinating colour at all but seems to be the right colour intensity...and perfectly matches a blue / grey pair of heels that I bought last week. Ahh, the dilemnas of not wearing neutral basics.