Friday, September 19, 2014
I didn't sew anything for months, then embarked on several projects simultaneously. It's actually quite satisfying working on several things at once -- when you hit a difficult bit on one project, you pick up an easy bit on another, which re-energises you to go back and tackle the hard bit. Or it does for me, at least. So I was working on three circle skirts and a dress. The first to reach completion was this nautical number, with which those who follow me on instagram will already be familiar. I made it because I wanted something to wear with my sailor sweater, although I've mostly worn it with this tattoo print top so far.
It's a medium weight cotton, the same as I used for my cityscape skirt - it's the perfect weight for a circle skirt, and although it starts out a bit stiff it softens nicely with repeat laundering. The felt anchor applique and 'rope' trim are all hand stitched in place (that's 6 metres of hand stitching, for the rope!).
Oh yeah, pink hair (and major regrowth, which I hope you'll forgive). Toying with the idea of going all pink next -- but then again I've been toying with that idea for about four years, so we'll see!
Outfit details: Skirt, handmade by me; sweater, H&M via ebay (and customised by its previous owner); shoes, Marks & Spencer; necklace, purchased in Thailand.