Must wear more… petticoats

So, Friday night… between 6 of us, we managed to dish up a 3 course Christmas meal to 27 teenagers!  Challenge accepted. I was waitressing and in charge of decorations – I made paper stars using this technique, and placecards.  (Unfortunately the action was too fast-paced for any snaps, but there is one star that I salvaged in the pictures below).  We hit the pub when it was all over, and almost fell asleep over celebratory pints…

But – did I get the skirt finished?

Um, it wasn’t hemmed, wasn’t finished on the seams, and the waistband was held together by a safety pin.  No-one noticed, and I scored about 5 compliments from the retro-minded kids…yay!

I bought this fabric about 9 months ago – just can’t resist Alice-in-Wonderland things (when it comes out cool like this, not the tacky stuff).  But it was only about a week ago that I settled on a circle skirt, using Casey’s sewalong.  Should’ve been a relatively quick project, except I got the measuring wrong somewhere and ended up with a massive waist circumference… I know, I know, it’s all about the measuring (hangs head in shame).  I was punished by the non-hemming and safety-pinning, ok?

Just as well I bought a petticoat off eBay instead of trying to make that as well!   The last time I remember wearing a petticoat I was 6, it was my birthday, and I had a gorgeous flowery blue, yellow and pink dress.  It’s only taken nearly 20 years to get back in one – but oh, it’s so lovely.  That swish-swish-swishing around… it’s like dressing up as a fairy, except no-one knows and assumes you’re cool and retro instead. Yes!  It can’t be just me…?

One thought on “Must wear more… petticoats

  1. Your skirt is fabulous!! As is the petticoat. I love the fabric. I also take my hat off to you for cooking for so many people. I wouldn’t know where to start!

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