I had got out an old 'People Tree' skirt I bought years ago, I hadn't fitted in it for a while, but due to all the cycling I thought it was worth another go. I'd forgotten how much I liked it. It's plain but with the little quirky buttoned 'pleat' and tie fastening it's lifted from being just a normal A line skirt. I decided I wanted to copy it.
Then I went in our local fabric shop (part of the Masons of Abingdon empire) with Janey the Quilter, and we both fell for this elephant fabric:
|And they all went off with a trumpety-trump...|
I couldn't find anything for the 'other side' I liked (I think I had been overwhelmed by the sheer greatness of the yellow elephants). I got home, and realised I'd made a HUGELY unflattering circle skirt in a brown and blue polka dot fabric a couple of years ago. It's hung in the wardrobe since the 'Beautiful Days' spots and stripes night (2011?). Circle skirts have loads of fabric in them of course, so there would be enough for the second skirt:
|Spot The Difference|
|Measure once, cut twice..no, that's not it...|
|Couldn't really leave him in the shop could I?|
Then I sat down and had a cup of tea. And thought about how much I didn't want to put 100 tiny sausages onto 100 sticks.