As a person who loves to wear at lot of dresses and skirts, I find myself constantly trying to find ways to wear them in winter and not freeze my butt off. And i think i have finally found the solution – i shall now make everything out of scuba or ponte fabric!
I feel like I’ve found a way to trick winter. HA take that winter! They are so crazy warm but still structured enough to look polished. Having said that, I do feel I need to clarify that our winter is kind of a joke compared to say a the Midwest USA or Northern European winter. Our winters are more like Autumn. Very mild, still quite sunny with some rainy weeks, and temps barely grazing freezing on the coldest night of the year. Winter in Perth is actually my favourite season.
You may remember this top that I made last year – it’s a long sleeved Briar crop top with a slightly higher neckline made from a pretty amazing scuba knit (of which i am still hoarding 1m mwahaha). I still really love it and wear it constantly in winter, but must admit that the raw edges are starting to bother me. I may be bored with them? I think I need to finish them, but i don’t want to compromise on the length of the crop by turning under. Right now I’m leaning towards binding the edges in Fold Over Elastic. Any other ideas?
Meanwhile, this is one of the Axel skirts i made for myself during the testing process. I decided to leave the hem raw because if i’m honest, i was tired, and couldn’t be bothered hemming it. Which is silly because hemming takes very little time, but funnily enough, i actually really love the hem raw and have no intention of fixing it. Happy accident my dears! See how i contradict myself on the whole raw hem thing? Oh dear.
The fabric is a lovely thick ponte knit from Potter Textiles a few years ago. I used it in the sample for my Erin maternity skirt back in 2013 and have been hoarding the rest for a rainy day. I’m glad i kept it now, because its really perfect for Axel. Though it’s hard to see from a distance, but close up it has a really cool slubby texture that i just love.
So who thinks i should hem my skirt? Please so no because i’m still feeling really lazy hehe