In order to curb my impatience at not being able to wear my summer twisty skirt I decided to make a winter version:
I used a length of teal pin stripped wool suiting and some silk lining bought in Goldhawk Road. The fabric was bought in an ambitious moment when I thought I could make something like a Vivienne Westwood philosophy skirt. Clearly this is way beyond my talent and although the twisty skirt is completely different the idea of using the stripes to accent the folds in the design appealed to me.
As with the previous skirt the pattern came from March Burda (128-03-2012). Making two of the same design really makes tracing the pattern worthwhile.
In order to get the lining to sit correctly within the skirt I basted the tops of the front sections to the lining fabric before making the skirt up. This meant I had quite a lot of hand sewing in order to make all the inner seams neat.
This second photo is a pretty accurate representation of the colour. Unfortunately the skirt is looking slightly the worse for wear; I cycled to the cinema last night in it and got caught in a hail storm on the way so it could do with a bit of an iron!
I think I’ll wear this skirt a lot. It’s warm and comfortable and quite a bit smarter than a lot of my winter skirts.