“Tinkerbell Meets Obama” Or the Meringue Skirt
Fabric: Brushed tweed from Barcelona’s Ribes I Casals
Pattern: Colette Meringue
Notions: One zip from stash
Time to complete: 6 hours
First worn: Today!
Wear again? Definately
Total price: 6 Euros so around £4?
This is a mish mash of different things this week. My accessories that I chose are two that I often wear together.
My Grandmother’s long string of pearls and a 1950s gold flower brooch. They weren’t my only inspiration for this outfit! I was totally trying to channel Michelle Obama’s outfit.
I decided to try out the first pattern in the Colette Handbook. The Meringue skirt. I had some lovely tweed that I picked up on my trip to Barcelona last March. The fabric was 3 euros per metre but it was extremely narrow! It took a bit more time to cut out.
I had fun making this skirt but sadly the minty green colour and scalloped hem made me look a bit more Tinkerbell than Obama!
Nevertheless I really like the skirt and the instructions were lovely and clear. The only thing that I didn’t enjoy so much was the amount of handstitching I did on the skirt. I spent most of last night slipstitching the top and bottom facings down and handpicking the zipper. I was pleased that I learnt a new skill and the skirt is one of the best I’ve made technically for a while but my impatience got the better of me last night!
In honor of Colette I made my own little set for photos!