From time to time I will be offered someone's box of old sewing stuff that has been sitting in the back of a closet and collecting dust. I almost always say yes because you never know what you will find. Recently I was given a collection of really lovely fabrics by a friend's mother in law. She gave me some very good quality stuff, much nicer than anything I'd ever buy for myself: wools and linens and interesting prints and a couple of unfinished projects.
I'm not sure the scanner does it justice, but this wool is a heathered blue and purple and the checks are made with alternating beige and yellow stripes. So pretty! This gorgeous wool had been cut into a skirt.
I'd never sewed with wool ever before and never anything with checks or plaid. But it was so easy! I used my serger (for the first time!) to finish all the edges and then just lined up the grid at the seams. Whoever cut this out originally did a great job. I suspect that all the hard work with plaids is in the cutting.
I ended up with this. Yowsa! I love it!
This skirt is so luxurious and warm and dare I say it classy! Perfect for work but it still has that retro vibe.
In this case, I am mos def down wit' OPP. Yeah, you know me.