Now November has properly taken hold we get those mornings (and afternoons – and evenings) where the mists rise from the valley and meadows to cover the dreary November landscapes in the fog of oblivion while dark November skies reach down broodingly towards the ground
– until –
Yep, that’s me in my “Stuff you November mist”-high-visibility skirt. It is ORANGE, so orange that I will be seen even from a distance. I am practically auditioning for the role of Rudolph expressed through the medium of skirt.
I used BurdaStyle 10/2011 #119, View B
It’s just a simple A-line skirt with large patch pockets. What the technical drawing does not show is that it has darts at the front as well which are hidden by the pockets. For me, that’s a win-win situation. The front darts make it a little roomier so that it does turn and spin around while walking. But lookswise I am not keen on front dart and as these are obscured I have the best of both worlds.
You can see the fabrics creases like crazy. I did iron! And I had word the skirt for maybe 30 minutes before having these pictures taken. So faced with a choice of never sitting down or making the creases a feature I decided to make them a feature.
Is the top-stitching visible at all on these pictures? I did my first ever topstitching using and ivory thread. I stitched around the pockets, CF seams and the top and bottom seam.