Hi, I’m here again with a 1/2 circle skirt I drafted myself and a bolero that I knitted from a vintage pattern.
As circle skirts are notorious for being difficult to hem I decided to add a feature of self made black bias around the bottom edge. I really like the way this picks out the black in the tarten fabric.
The pattern was easy enough to draft. I used an old drafting book from the 1950’s and chalked directly onto the fabric. I used an invisible zip on the side seam and love how the squares of the fabric are distorted.
This is a better picture of my bolero. I needed to do some crochet around all the edges and this was my first proper attempt at crochet. I quite enjoyed doing it even though as a knitter I found it feeling odd holding the yarn in my other hand. Aren’t the pointy cuffs cool?!
This is the pattern I used. I found it on Etsy from a seller called Vanessalovesvintage.
So, another new outfit! I hope you like it too?