Just a quick one today, since this skirt is a repeat make (I am, however, on a roll with my back(b)log – well done me!). It’s another box pleated skirt from the latest Great British Sewing Bee book, this time in some funky honey bee fabric I got on that fabric splurge a few months ago.
Now that I’ve worked out which way round to put the waistband and insert the zip properly, this one went together really easily. I had a go at pattern matching on the side seams, but let’s just say I need a bit more work on my skills there. I think I could probably get away with a slightly smaller size or a couple of belt loops. This one is fine, but sits on my hips and can move about around my waist a bit. I won’t be making it again this year, as I think it’s more of a summer skirt, but it’s something to bear in mind for next time.
These photos were taken outside the Duomo in Siena, which, FYI, is GORGEOUS. I’d highly recommend it for a visit. The whole town is really pretty, there’s plenty to see (we went up all the tall buildings we could for the view) and the main piazza is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. While Chris was taking these photos there was a girl to my right posing for all she was worth. I couldn’t decide whether she was actually modelling some clothes or if she was just a bit weird (there was a photographer too so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt). We saw something similar in Pisa, so I wonder if model-posing next to tourist attractions is an Italian thing? Anywho, I don’t need any more help in looking like/being an idiot so this is my standard Jo pose.
And here are some pics from the Duomo.