Tuesday 30 April 2013

The Roman Holiday Skirt--Not quite an UFO, more just a FO that needs landing at last

The Audrey Hepburn skirt came too late in the season to finish, so it ended summer 2012 in a plastic bag. Taking it out for the Russian excursion, I decided I'd been penny-wise-pound-foolish, because in buying an IKEA cotton that is both loosely woven and wrinkles easily, I had the worst of all worlds. To rescue the project and give the skirt some flair, I'm cutting out an underlayer of white cotton to emphasis the flared gores and help the swing a bit.
We'll see if I'm just digging a deeper grave for it, or giving it some character. I hate to give up on any project.


  1. I know what you mean about hating to give up on a project. I always wonder when I'm at the point of throwing good money (or time) after bad.

    The skirt in the photo is lovely, can't wait to see what you've done. :-)

  2. Good to hear you're not giving up! I really loved this skirt pattern when I saw it in Burda and thought about making it for myself, but it isn't the best style on me, so I am looking forward to seeing your version!