The fabric in question is 'Marion' an indigo dyed paisley denim (58% cotton, 40% poly, 2% spandex). As soon as I saw it I knew I needed it to make another Charlotte Skirt. One for autumn. The Charlotte is such a classy shape, I really enjoy wearing that style to work and I know that this fabric will be just perfect, it doesn't really look like denim (except when you turn it over). I grabbed the roll and bought 2 metres.
Today, we had a friend of Oliver's over to play which meant they were entertaining each other and Elliot so I snuck in some sewing time.
After cutting out the Charlotte skirt I found that I had over a metre left as I was able to put all the pieces side by side. This by the way is going to be such a nice make. I'm not planning to line it and from the small bit of sewing I did today, the material is sturdy but soft so holds well for darts (not like the linen and the lining of my first Charlotte). A real pleasure.
I got to thinking what on earth will I do with all that denim left over. I think it would be a bit 80s to do a matching vest or jacket don't you think? Actually it could work, but no, instead I'm going to make a Grainline Moss skirt.
I am having great visions of both skirts. Charlotte for work and being smart and sexy and the Moss for all other times when I can wear a miniskirt. The Marion Moss being a cool and stylish little workhorse on our trip to France which is only 3 weeks away (eeeek). Stockings, ankle boots, a little Moss skirt and a Briar perhaps!? Why not!! Mmm, I do need to go to the fabric shop tomorrow to get zippers for all these skirts, so perhaps I'll spot something for another Briar there!!!
But first the Marion Charlotte.
P.S Please don't tell me it's weird to have two skirts in the same fabric! I've already work shopped that and
P.P. S I love it when clothes have a name rather than a number!