Is that… Spring?
Confession: I started making spring clothes while it was still rubbish outside. The winter was quite mild, especially compared to my own expectations, but I was missing bare legs and frozen daiquiris from Lady Jays. So when I saw this spotty, lacy fabric from Chic Fabrics during their closing sale (are they really closed? I haven’t been into town to check recently), I figured I could probably will the weather to change by making the perfect spring skirt.
I decided to make a simple dirndl skirt to take advantage of the scalloped edge on the selvedge side of the fabric. A dirndl skirt also meant I didn’t have to fight too much with the lining, which is a blush pink silk also from Chic Fabrics. Silk and I historically don’t get along, but it’s such a lovely fabric to wear, so I’ve committed to getting over my frustration. The lining is finished with a narrow hem, and I did a handpicked lapped zipper. They’re one of my favourite zipper installations, mainly because they don’t involve fighting with a sewing machine as much.
There’s not a lot more to say about such a simple garment, but it does make me very happy. The silk feels fantastic, especially since stockings are optional on a day like today.