I came across some lovely medium weight cotton at the op shop yesterday. As you can see, it is navy with green triangles interspersed with yellow and red triangles. I love triangles! The fabric is from Charles Parsons and I believe it to be an eighties design. It was from St Vinnies at Queanbeyan, which for my overseas readers is a thrift store that can be found in pretty much any town with over a thousand residents.
I have used it to make a size 12 - 14 skirt for my shop, but there's enough for a few more so I am offering it as made to measure in sizes XXXsmall - XX large. It's an a-line skirt with a wide waistband, or yoke at the top, with a zip at the side.
I obtained permission to use the "make it perfect" a+ skirt pattern for handmade garments to sell in my shop.
The finished product:
On the same op shopping expedition I also purchased a black velvet jacket, a navy cardigan and a brown tweed jacket, which should come in handy for work. I generally wear a skirt and jacket or cardigan to work. I only wear trousers if my tights have laddered or have disappeared into the laundry pile.
I found a knee length denim skirt with buttons up the front, it's more of a summer weight but it could be useful. Worn here with the tweed jacket (which is an odd combination).
I also bought a purple flowery sundress, which I am wearing as a skirt. It has a shirred and smocked bodice which I have folded down to use as the waistband.
My daughter says it looks hideous, I thought it was kinda fun.
Thanks go to my reluctant twelve year old photographer. I'll provide a link to my skirt listing once it's up in the Banana Orange Apple shop.
Finally, here's what I have to put up with each week when I take my daughter to horse riding lessons. It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it ;)
This horse is named Armani, he sure is good looking