When Debi announced the Sew Grateful celebration, I had the perfect project in mind, as the first and only giveaway I’ve ever won was hosted by Debi herself. Back in April, after making a gorgeous Parfait pinafore and some purple trousers, she put the remainder of her purple pinwale corduroy fabric up for grabs – I was so excited to find out I’d won!
I did thank Debi in person when I met her at the Sew Weekly meet-up in May, thinking I would thank her on here when I’d actually made something with it. But….
…it wasn’t until June that I even looked at it again. The Me-Made-June challenge highlighted that nearly everything I’d ever made had a print and pattern, and therefore couldn’t be mixed with each other. Desperate for something plain, I dug this out of the stash and started off a skirt from my favourite ever pattern, Simplicity 2588.
For some reason I can’t remember, I didn’t get any further than the pockets – Me-Made-June finished, I was on to another project and the skirt ended up in the UFO pile.
(I do LOVE satin pockets though.)
I was already thinking about going back to this make after learning that, apparently, 11th November is Corduroy Appreciation Day – who knew? And then Sew Grateful gave me the final push to complete it, so voila! the only purple item in my entire RTW and hand-made wardrobe:
Thank you so much Debi! I love it.
And guess what – there’s still over a metre of fabric left. In keeping with the Sew Grateful theme this week, it’s up for a giveaway! Open to anyone, just leave me a comment to answer the following questions:
Do you wear purple much? And if so, what other colours do you wear with it? (Working out what to pair this skirt with was a major sartorial challenge this morning.)
Leave your comment by midnight on Sunday 4th December (GMT time) and I’ll announce the winner on Monday 5th!