Now to be honest, there are very few clothes that I don’t make myself but this faux suede biker jacket was on sale for £27.50 from jdwilliams mail order catalogue and I just had to have it!
I planned to make a skirt using a pretty floral cotton print (bought from Fabricland, Salisbury branch) to wear with a variety of tops and these great Olive Green Suede loafers or boots when the weather got colder.
I set to and used my very old TNT method for making a tiered skirt with elasticated waist. For the waistband and top tier I cut my hip measurement plus 10 inches. For the second tier I cut 1½ x the top tier, for the bottom tier I cut 1½ x the second tier.
The skirt was made with a great deal of care with french seams on all the joins in the tiers and gathers. The hem is a narrow double fold so there are absolutely no raw edges anywhere on the skirt.
The skirt looks good on the mannequin teamed with my new jacket and a Salmon top but on me – oh dreadful! This is definitely a ‘fail’.
I may revisit and reduce the amount of gathers or actually cut up the skirt and use on other projects. For the time being let’s just leave it hanging up at the back of the wardrobe!
p.s. I have since found another length of this pretty print so all is not lost – I will probably make a shirt dress to go with the jacket. Watch this space.
completed 4th November 2019