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Aug262012

A stash is born

When we got back from cricket week, the leftover pinstripe material from my bag was sitting (folded neatly) on the table. It occurred to me that it might make a rather smart skirt, but I have two now and I wasn't sure I could justify it. Plus a plain black pinstripe skirt isn't quite summery enough really. Then I realised that I'm off to a conference in Toulouse next week. I checked the temperatures, and trousers aren't going to be optimal (30 degrees? Yay!). I'm on,y presenting a poster, not a full paper, but it feels like I ought to be sort of smart.

So I came back to my pinstripe again. I'm not great at making things the same way twice, and I thought it might look quite cool with a big, vertical slice of colour down the front. I pondered the hippos again, but Clarkie pulled a face. Apparently a wardrobe can have too many hippos. I found some bright turquoise with fish drawn on it, but Clarkie pulled another face. Too big a contrast between the smart and the stripe apparently.

(The fact that I asked for Clarkie's opinion shows I wasn't all that convinced either. Normally I'll just go for it.)

We nipped into town yesterday morning, and one of the shops on our list was a fabric shop. This was actually just a little fortuitous for me - Clarkie actually wanted to go get a little something for a fancy dress costume - but I am not one to miss an opportunity. I found a lovely fabric, with grey butterflies on a white background. Different enough for me, smart enough for Clarkie! So today I knocked up another skirt.

Yet another skirt

There's a pocket in the butterfly section, and it sits just where I like. I used the same template that I used for the denim skirt I made. I may have to wear this this week, just to wear it in obviously.

So that used most of the pinstripe fabric. But I bought 0.5m of the butterfly, and seem to have most of it left. Add that to the hippo, the rest of the denim, the turquoise... Suddenly I have a fabric stash! I swear I never intended that. Whoops! Still, you never know when it'll come in handy...

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Yet another lovely skirt - this is starting to become a habit!

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

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