Sari Skirt for Lizzie22:25
My sister Lizzie brought back a sari pack from Malaysia around...urm...9 years ago?
I think she worked out it cost her around £1.30 maybe. Sari's are sold in sets, a fancy fabric and a matching plain fabric (correct me if I'm wrong) and she's been keeping it for ages. She finally decided to have a clear out and passed it onto me. Because I knew that she'd had it so long I knew it must have some importance to her so decided that I'd sew it into something for her.
|Kitties run to her|
Skirt week of course is the impetus that I needed and so I turned the fabric into a fully lined maxi skirt to make the most of the pattern printed onto the edge of the fabric.
I used an invisible zipper on the side in lavender which was the closest I could find but as you can only see the small tab at the top, it's not too bad.
Let me say this though, I hated working with this fabric. I found instructions on how to cut slippery fabrics and how to sew slippery fabrics, but no where did I find a tutorial on how to stop it slipping off your lap while you're sewing it!!
Lizzie was happy though so that's the main thing and because it's lined (with the matching plain fabric) it's perfectly modest.
I've possibly got one more skirt in the pipelines but seeing as I've not even received the fabric yet, I don't think that'll be done in time for skirt week! With temperatures here soaring into the late teens (mid sixties for y'all) , I'm appreciating having some new skirts though. I hope summer lasts!!