Once upon a time there was a wee sewist who went to her local chain fabric store questing for some white batiste for lining. But the scary print section snaffled her up whole and she came home with fabric with tiny houses on it, scary cat wizz yellow polyester floral print fabric and a bizarre Christmas explosion of red and white stripes whilst forgetting to buy the batiste that had been the point of the journey. Upon reflection of said purchases at home, the poor sewist realised she had been sucked into a PRINT VORTEX and had made some hasty decisions. All of the fabrics were jammed up the back of the stash until recently unearthed. Upon the rediscovery of the super Santa fun time stripes our gentle sewist realised that there was only one way to try and redeem this fabric. One word. Two syllabals. CHEVRON!
- The waistband stripes. I think it makes the crazy candy cane feel even more so.
- The freaking chevron. I matched this sucker like a bad thing and it is so neat and pretty.
- Getting the side stripes to match up well. I didn’t have enough fabric to stress too much about it this time but I did the best I could.
- Get proper zips! I have had two zips break in this skirt now. I’ve been buying the cheap ones and they’re not holding up. I need to get my hands on some YKK ones or something. Grrr. These photos were taken with the skirt held together with a safety pin at the back because the zip broke again just before we went outside. I particularly love this shot where my left hand is desperately holding the skirt up.