Happy new year everyone! As usual I’m running late, and have a project from last week (last year!) to post before thinking about this year’s goals and plans.
I wasn’t planning to make myself anything for Christmas, on top of all the stitching I needed to do for other people, but then I found this fabric on eBay:
It’s a soft brushed cotton which really should’ve been shouting PYJAMAS! at me. And it was listed by the fat quarter in auctions, which made it painfully long-winded to buy. But the chevron pattern reminded me of this:
Cheryl Cole is not normally my kind of fashion icon, but I like everything about this skirt – the fabric, the shape, those belt loops. And the front pleats instead of darts reminded me of my all-time favourite pattern… Simplicity 2588. Again. I know! But it works every time!
Put it all together, and I got this:
(Yep, I even copied Cheryl and paired it with a shirt).
I’m so pleased with it, especially as the improvised belt-loops turned out exactly as I’d wanted with zero fuss (and how often does that happen in sewing?). Hurrah! Happy Christmas to me. The only question is, can I get away with wearing it during the rest of the year?