The “Magpies and Blue Skies” Skirt
Fabric: 3m Cotton Lycra Sateen at $12.99 per metre
Pattern: Skirt from McCalls 9400 – without pleat/underlay
Notions: Zip, Button, Waistband interfacing
Time to complete: 4 hours includes unpicking
First worn: For the photos
Wear again? Yes, a lot I think
Total Cost: $39
It’s winter, we are home – with no plans of travelling in the near future so this week’s photos are taken in our backyard. If I were going on a lovely tropical holiday – this is the kind of thing I’d like to wear.
During the middle of my “photo shoot” (me with camera set to self-timer and using a chair on the kids trampoline as a tripod) a magpie broke into my house. My youngest son was panicking and screaming as it flapped about, trying to get out – I opened a latch on a window and shoved the glass, but the window was stuck and I broke the glass! Luckily I didn’t cut myself.
So I am not smiling in these photos – I am fuming!
I bet you are fuming too because, guess what – I have made this boring skirt three times!
Oh yes, and it’s even a UFO so all I had to do was take off the too small waist band and re-attach a new one because it’s taken me making this three times to work out what my waist measurement is!
Being grateful helps me when I am whining so. I am grateful that: I have a garden where there are Palm trees, the Birds of Paradise are in flower, the Sydney sky was blue for the first time in days and this skirt is finally finished!
I really like that print. It is the exact colour palette of one of my Dads 1960’s Hawaiian shirts that I used to wear when I was a teenager. Oh, and I picked up a tripod in an op-shop today for $12 – I am very grateful for that!
More over on my blog!