First up, Happy New Year! Secondly, welcome back to my monthly Minerva Blogger Network posts! I had a month off in December due to the wedding, the honeymoon and then Christmas… I think you’ll agree I had rather a lot on my plate and could afford to miss a month out 😉 Anyway, now it’s January and it’s back to the grind! (Not that creating things for Minerva Crafts is a hassle whatsoever – it’s perhaps the most fun job you can do!)
For my post this month I got inspired by the season and chose to make a thick woollen skirt, perfect for the winter weather here in the UK. The material I used was the black and ivory heavy wool tweed fabric, which is thick enough to make a coat with, and so very, very warm for a winter skirt. My machine had no problems sewing through the thickness but I did make sure that I switched to a super sturdy needle just in case!
The pattern for the skirt is Simplicity 1591 – I chose view C which is for a mini length and has a button detail at the waist. The skirt itself is made up of 3 panels plus 2 tabs where the buttons are (I used these super sparkly glass crystal buttons from Minerva Crafts if you’re wondering!), plus an invisible zip at the back. I had absolutely no problems sewing the skirt up aside from getting it to fit properly (as usual!) It currently fits lovely around my bum but is a bit gapey around the top at the waist – perhaps I just need to tuck a thick jumper into it or eat a few more Christmas chocs 🙂
This was a great little project that I had chance to get completed well before the last-minute wedding prep. Unfortunately it didn’t make it with me to Iceland, as I was wearing purely dresses and woolly tights to save suitcase space, but it would’ve been ideal for the freezing weather conditions over there! It’s also quite smart looking, I think because of the colour, so would be great for the office workers among you. Perhaps you could make a matching woollen jacket and channel Chanel?! *Nips off to look for jacket patterns*…