The “Here Comes the Sun” Skirt
Fabric: 2.5 yards unknown vintage yellow cotton, $11 from ebay; scrap of white cotton batiste from stash
Pattern: Butterick 5285, $1
Notions: 9″ zipper, $1; hook-and-eye and vintage eyelet trim, from stash
Time to complete: ~7 hours
First worn: May 2012
Wear again? yes
Total cost: ~$13
Normally, I have such a hard time naming my posts. This week however, the title came before the garment. I listen to Pandora frequently while sewing and, while I’m not a huge Beatles fan, the soundtrack from the Vegas show, LOVE, plays rather frequently. My favorite among these songs? (And, admittedly, one of my current favorite songs in general.) Here Comes the Sun. This song makes me smile every time and inspired me to make a skirt which would, hopefully, do the same.
So, the plan was a sunny yellow skirt. But, yellow is not my color. Making a skirt would keep the color away from my face, which would help but, still afraid it would clash with my terribly pale skin, I decided a white border was in order. Luckily, I’ve had this Butterick pattern stashed for some time and view C was perfect.
Also perfect was this ebay score. A nice, soft vintage cotton batiste in sunshine yellow. It turned out to be a bit too thin for my taste but, there was plenty of it so, I added a lining (which gave me a chance to use some of the vintage eyelet trim I recently inherited – it may have amused me to continue the yellow/white combo on the inside). This skirt is a great example of why I love natural fabrics. Even double-layered, this cotton is so breathable it can handle vacation heat! Speaking of vacation, I’m going to cut this short so I can get back to it!
Oh, and does this skirt make me smile just like the song? Absolutely! I grinned and swished all day :-)
Have a great week everyone! x