15 March 2010
Another 'Spindle' dress from the Ottobre pattern, made from a lightweight Ikea cotton. Acorns! I do love acorns.
Some more skirts, suitable for both work and casual wear. I think the leaves on this skirt would work well as embroidery patterns. (Insert cunning plan here).
This one reminds me of seaweed. I received lots of compliments last week when I wore it to work with black leggins, black long sleeve tee and one of my few 'proper pieces' of clothing - a Country Road black riding jacket that I spent half a week's wages on over twenty years ago and still wear today. It's true what they say about quality. Sadly these days half a week's wages is usually earmarked for more prosaic things like the mortgage. Good thing Ikea sells fabric for tuppence a metre.
Edited to add: the pattern for the skirt is Burda 8879, and the Spindle dress is from Ottobre magazine Spring/Summer 2009. The Ikea fabric wears beautifully so far.