Last make of 2011

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?

10 thoughts on “Last make of 2011

  1. Great job on the skirt, it’s beautiful. I think this is a successful copy of the look you’re going for – but I like your red belt better than Cheryl’s 😉

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