I picked up a remnant of vibrant orange thick wool upholstery material, with a slight boucle texture. Not a colour I usually wear, but I thought I could get away with it if I wore it away from my face.
I instantly fell in love with the energy in the colour and of course the price £2.00. There was just a metre with a flaw running down the middle hence the price. There had to be something I could make with it.
The orange is so cheerful just right for the English winters and the "January Blues" (something I don't actually suffer from, but many do). I struggled for two evenings with my patterns juggling them around, and folding the fabric in different ways. I finally worked out a way I could squeeze Vogue 8750 making version A.
I've made this skirt 3 times now, my first piece posted here. I wasn't happy with the result of it first time, poor fabric choice not enough weight to it. I've since made it in a thicker wool fabric and it worked well. The thicker fabric definitely shows off the style and top stitching details, I've even mastered the dreaded curves.
I really love this pattern and the finish skirt and I now find it easy to make and it somehow reminds me of 60's retro feel with the curves in it. I'm sure I shall make more.