Well folks, this certainly has been a decent Summer so far for floaty skirts and whatnot. I’m very much enjoying wearing my latest. Want in on the surprise? It’s the exact same skirt as the previous two. I know, I know. But I’m consolidating my tekkers, ‘k?
May I take you back in time? See, this skirt has its very own sweet memory association. Let me expand:
It was a rainy December day (this is London, y’know), and I was meeting other sewing people IN THE REAL WORLD. Scary! Actually, it wasn’t because they were blimmin’ lovely and very welcoming. And as we swished our way (I always imagine stitchers swish everywhere, like Eliza Doolittle post-transformation, or Gigi gliding, elegantly, into chairs. Don’t ask me why: I just do) through the V&A museum we happened upon a glorious, green, bias-cut 30’s affair. It was love at first sight for, I’m guessing, all of us as we oohed and ahhed over the delectable dress. It was A Moment.
I love this fabric- don’t you? Those lovely line-drawn..fans? shells? make me think of Thirties prints and patterns and for that reason every time I see this skirt it reminds me of that lovely moment with those lovely first stitchers I met.
Can I say I’m very much Still Loving the hi-lo hem. Or is it a dipped hem? Or is that something else altogether? Either way, it’s fun to wear and pretty nice to swish about in!