Well, hello there again!
I’m back after another absence, but I can finally start sharing some of what I’ve been working on with you! I’ve had some sewing marathons, deadlines and a number of events since I last posted and I can finally take a breather and start showing up on your screen with more regularity now.
This skirt project is part of a collaboration between Britex Fabrics and the Curvy Sewing Collective. The Curvy Sewing Collective — of which I am an editor — is the newest member of the Britex Guest Blogger team. I happened to be the first to post from the CSC and I was quite a bit ecstatic about it as Britex is one of my favorite places to shop and I stop by their store in San Francisco every few months to pet and covet their expansive array of exquisite fabrics.
For my Britex project I chose to make this lovely 1930’s Stardust Skirt from Decades of Style Patterns in a beautiful royal purple worsted wool. It really was so wonderful working with this fabric and getting started on my fall/winter sewing. From the moment I saw this skirt on the Decades of Style FB page sewn with piping on the godets, I pictured wearing this with boots and a sweater. Well, it was almost 100 degrees with smoke consuming the air from the regional wildfires when I took photos that day, so I guess you’ll just have to picture a more wintry scene.This is actually the first 1930’s garment that I’ve ever made. It seems like I’ve made clothing from most decades going back to the 1880’s, but I generally skip over the 30’s. It’s not that I don’t love and appreciate 30’s styles, it’s that they are often cut on the bias and curve-hugging and I prefer a little more ease and camouflaging. However, I enjoy sewing different styles and trying out new silhouettes, so I jumped right in and sewed up this beauty! I’m certain this skirt will be worn often when the temperature finally takes a dive. We’re hoping for a cold and wet winter here in super-dry, drought-ridden California!
You can see more photos of my Stardust skirt plus a tutorial on how to make piping on the Britex blog.
- Skirt: Decades of Style 1930’s Stardust Skirt in royal purple midweight worsted wool, made by me
- Top: Dillards
- Shoes: BC Footwear
Note: This fabric was given to me as part of my participation in the Britex Fabrics Guest Bloggers program.