Elastic Rocks!

DSC_0151I own this skirt that I have had for years and years and years. Anyone who has seen me on my daily school runs will know that I wear it so often it’s almost like a uniform. It came from Cath Kidston. I don’t really buy her things often as they can be a little bit too floral for me (in a Cath Kidston kind of way) but I loved this barkcloth fabric so much that I bought the skirt in beige, black and a dress version too! IMG_20180913_133331Something I originally hated about it was the elasticated waist, which then turned out to be the thing that I love! As long as I wear it with fitted t-shirts and little 50’s style cropped cardigans (which I own a  lot of) you can’t see the elastic but gosh, is it comfy.IMG_20180913_133258So when my poor skirts began to fade and die, I thought the answer was to make some of my own (as CK don’t make them anymore).DSC_0150The fabric is all Outback Wife by Elaine Gold, which I first saw on Jane’s Blog. Gosh, all of that collection is amazing and now, sadly almost all gone. I think I hunted down the last bits here in the UK.DSC_0161I added some rather jazzy gold elastic and pockets (which the original skirt also has).DSC_0146Mistakes? Yes. I put more fabric in than the original and that was a mistake, it’s almost a bit too full and hints at 5-year-old going to a kids party when I wear it but then I’ve never cared much about how I appear so I wear it anyway. Also, with so much fabric it bulks up a bit too much on the elastic waist and so the elastic is a bit stretched and might need to be re-done in the long run.

I’ve still got the other skirts to make so I’ll learn from these mistakes and it was nice to sew something for myself, for a change, a very rare thing these days.

One thought on “Elastic Rocks!

  1. Hey Beth, beautiful skirts! Love there blue fabric you’ve used, really gorgeous, must feel very satisfying to make your own wardrobe. I too tend to buy very few cloths but then want them to be good quality when I do get them. I take my hat of to you that you can make them yourself, amazing! Hope your enjoying the spring weather at the mo, hopefully it’s going to be a sunny back holiday! Fingers crossed! Love safxxxx

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