Words squabble about my head when I try to articulate the feelings I encounter when I come to the end of a sewing project. I am a palpitation of accomplishment, expectation and apprehension as I try on the finished garment for the first time.
My latest project was Deer & Doe’s Chardon skirt and I have to smile and say that I am thrilled with how it turned out.
|Sunglasses from Liberty and RetroSuperFuture. Skirt made by me.
Silk shirt from Reiss.
|Liberty Tana Lawn “Truly Scrumptious” print pocket.|
Deer and Doe is a French company specialising in the prettiest “simple, modern and well-cut sewing patterns”. I had this and a couple of others sent over from France recently. They arrived lickety-split in a pretty parcel with a label addressing me as Madam. So many reasons to smile.
Chardon is a high waisted skirt that features inverted box pleats and inseam pockets. 2 things that I have never done before. I opted for a mid-weight high quality cotton from Klona which is made in UK and got a little mischievous with the pockets using a Liberty print cloth that made me think of my little sister and how she would always have sweeties in her pocket.
I don’t think I have ever had a skirt that fit me so well at the waist. I want to make another and another.
P.S. Pardon my crinkly behind and skewed bow!