I delved into the Delphine skirt pattern in Tilly's book 'Love at First Stitch' and I love it. It's a great shape and very easy to sew together. It's way shorter than I normally wear (after all, my closet is mostly 1940s outfits) but this sort of skirt is great for a hot summer day.
Speaking of warm weather (which we don't really have in Scotland – we haven't broken 70 degrees yet and it is the height of summer), these photos are from the lovely Florence, Italy. The Boboli Gardens to be specific. Talk about a comeback post – giant birds, sunshine, ancient gardens, amazing views....
This fabric is really fun. I found it in W. Armstrongs, which is Edinburgh's largest vintage store. It's all hand painted and I had to work really hard to make the pattern fit on the fabric I had available. The poor pink bird on the front almost lost his head. But luckily it sort of stayed on (as long as I stand up straight and don't slouch!)
I am very proud of my invisible zipper. Can you believe it's my first one EVER? Tilly's book walked me through step by step. I found it much easier than putting in a normal zipper! I'm still going to insert my zips the old fashioned way on my 1940s dresses, but this method is great for modern patterns.
Italy....so pretty....It really is such a good vacation spot. David and I were there house sitting for a friend and had such a great time.
Overall, I'm very happy with the skirt. I love the shape and will definitely make more. Plus they pack up really easily (a good incentive for vacation sewing).
Thank you Tilly for drafting such a great pattern! And thank you David for putting up with my non-sewing self for the past year.
I don't know about you, but I get really antsy if I don't have my creative outlet. So it's nice to be back in that space. And thank you everyone for your comments on my last post – it feels really nice coming back into such a great community. YAY!