2 weeks before christmas I received a rather last minute and rather exciting commission.
A friend of mine was getting married on December 29th and his fiancée was struggling to find bridesmaid dresses. She had bought some dresses (that she didn’t end up liking), and then purchased some lovely tops from Monsoon. She couldn’t find anything to go with skirts. So I was called in!
We had a quick chat about what she wanted and I suggested either a pleated or circle skirt. Her mum had bought about 7m of this navy satin fabric, so there was plenty to play around with.
One of the bridesmaids had similar measurements to mine, so I suggested making one of each shape skirt before she decided which one to use.
In the end she went for the circle skirt – definitely the best choice.
And bonus for me, I got to keep the spare pleated skirt.
I used a blind stitch hem, but this fabric shows up every pucker. It looks ok, but I definitely wouldn’t have been too happy to let this out in public. I might chop the bottom off at some point and use a mini hem. I think that making it slightly shorter might be more flattering anyway. What do you think?
All in all, a lovely skirt for the festive season.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show you some photos of the full bridesmaid outfits soon!