Cotton-silk gorgeousness and just look at all that colour. Oh and the pattern was an op shop find – in my size, pristine tissue un-cut and a mere 50c.
I’ll line the skirt in white cotton-silk of the same blend and weight and maybe finish the lining hem with the 1″ wide red grosgrain. Hopefully that’ll work as an extra shot of colour and not simply emphasize a wonky hem. We’ll see.
And to continue in the same vein, I’m trialling the pattern with a vibrant orange cotton voile. I haven’t managed to wear orange successfully so this is definitely going to be interesting. I may need to invest in new makeup to pull it off. Hah!
On a completely different colour set, mum gave me a lovely slightly stiff 1m square piece of silk. The fabric hails from Pakistan (via a well traveled aunt) and I can’t decide which side I prefer. Today I’m tending towards the blue flowers on gold flecked brown background.