Floral silk Chardon skirt

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This silk was an unusual fabric choice for me (I’m a bit of a bargain hunter) but when I won a Drygoods Design gift certificate from Sanae I thought I would splash out on a bit of luxury.

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.

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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.

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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!

IMG_2833Pattern: Chardon Skirt by Deer & Doe
Fabric: Silk Floral, available here
Cardigan: Seasalt

4 responses to “Floral silk Chardon skirt

  1. That is so lovely, Silk twill sounds delightful to sew and wear too

  2. Glorious! Good pattern choice as that fabric deserves to be unbroken as much as possible. I suspect this is going to get lots of wear!

  3. What lovely fabric, the colours are gorgeous. I’m sure it will go with loads of things.

  4. So pretty! Love the colours and such a great pattern choice for this fabric.

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