Work has been a bucketful of stress ridden lemons lately and it can be so bloody hard to wind down in the evenings. I am not one to wallow in woes and so I challenged myself to forget the stress by making a garment and then stepping out in it…..
|Hiro’s cashmere jumper from Uniqlo (it’s very soft and cosy). My handmade skirt. Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody leather bag. Sunglasses from Tiffany’s.|
|Gold Converse All Stars. Balck tights from Tutuanna Japan.|
So here it is! A stripey skirt of black and white brilliance (well, sort of) made by me. I bought the cloth in a sale at £3.50 a meter a bargain for a good quality cotton poplin.
For me, the ultimate test of a handmade garment is wearing it out in public. I get all sorts of anxieties about doing this and so think up the most dreadful and embarrassing scenarios. I am pleased to report that my little skirt swished away nicely and didnt come apart nor turn into a billion ants and scatter into a gutter (as my nightmares would have me imagine).