Anchors Away Circle Skirt
Fabric: Navy polycotton from ebay £5ish
Pattern: Drafted circle skirt using Casey’s sewalong
Notions: Iron on anchor £1.50, gold anchor button from gran’s tin, zip £3
Time to complete: A few evenings including drafting, cutting and sewing
First worn: 18th on a night out and 20th June to London!
Wear again? YES!
Total Cost: about £9.50
I may have been watching rather a lot of ‘Keeping Up Appearances!’
I have had this skirt on my mind for a while (since the circle skirt challenge actually!) and I finally got round to making it up. I followed Casey’s tutorial which was fab as I am not good with complicated maths and drafted my first ever pattern! Hooray! I decided that although I am not going away on holiday this year I was planning a trip to stay with my lovely friend in Reading and as that counted as a holiday I made this skirt for that.
I found the Cheshire Cat (and totally obscured by skirt with my huge bag!)
It is a pretty simple circle of 2 halves and has an invisible zip and button on the side and an interfaced waistband.
I sewed the double line of white trim and used the iron-on anchor that I have had in my stash for over a year and have been dying to use on something. In fact I think the initial inspiration for this skirt came from that little anchor!
I love it and it is fun to swirl around in and dress up as a sailor too!
Walking through Brompton Graveyard, a very peaceful and reflective end to a fun day.