I needed to head into C&H Fabrics this weekend to get some lining fabric for a skirt I wanted to make with some REALLY luxurious fabric I found in the bargain bin. So, off I went to grab some liner. And I saw all these lovely fabrics on sale for 50% off, thats right....50% off!! So I bought some fabric. And a zipper, and some thread (obviously).
I'm sure you all know which book I chose when deciding on a dress. Tilly! I made the final dress from her little book. The Lilou dress.
So, without adieu, here it is!
I wore the dress today (Sunday) while cleaning for a little bit, and I felt like a really glam 50's housewife. I love this dress. I need to find a lovely red cardigan to pop on top so I can wear this beauty to work (as its still too cold to wear this thing without a cardigan anywhere outside my house).
And as for the other item I wanted to make. I got too distracted to take photos during the actual make of it, so I can't glamour you all with pictures of me cutting and sewing (or even lining, I LINED a skirt guys!) Since I lined it I know it won't get stuck on my tights at work (bonus) cos I love tights, and I love thick tights for work. I'll take the obligatory mirror selfie so you can see the skirt on, but here it is on my newly cleaned floor.
The fabric was 2 sided/reversable. I can't quite construct anything that is reversable (where do the seams go?!) So I chose the side that was a bit more...out there. As you can see it has lovely shades of blue, grey, black, and there are little flecks of gold in there too. I love this skirt, and can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow!!