It’s an unusual mid-weight silk, with a twill like texture – and the colours, oh the colours! I wanted to keep the fabric in as few pieces as I could, so I didn’t break up the pattern too much. I’ve made a Chardon skirt before, and it seemed the very thing.
Sidenote: when making this skirt I discovered why my previous version didn’t fit well around the waist, and why I had to recut the front facing as it was too small. I’d left out the centre pleat! Doh.
It was a dream to sew, and beautiful to wear. I haven’t pressed the pleats down, so it has a slightly floaty, bell shape.
I love the way the fabric goes with this red cardigan, but it also looks good with black, teal, pink and gold. I think I will get lots of wear from it, and I’m a convert to investing in gorgeous fabric, such a pleasure to sew and wear!
Pattern: Chardon Skirt by Deer & Doe
Fabric: Silk Floral, available here