I've had this skirt planned in my head for ages, and it was so quick and easy to make that really there was no reason for it to take so long to get around to it. It's another way to make use of lovely old embroidered linens. This one started life as a gorgeous tablecloth.
I cut the bottom off a thrifted jersey type long sleeved t-shirt to create the top of it.
With just simple 'A' line pieces of the linen. I had to make it a little longer than I would have liked to get the embroidery in a reasonable area and be able to make use of the edging of the table cloth for the bottom of the skirt.
Because the jersey fabric was already neatly finished at the bottom I just kept that on the top and sewed 2 more seams to secure it.
Created a waistband for some elastic...
Then just sewed the sides together, and there it was done.
The embroidery is beautiful, and I love the colour combinations.
It was very easy to match the pattern on the side seams...
And no hemming was required because of the pretty edging already there.
It's a little different to the majority of Venetia's wardrobe, but she seems to like it.
She doesn't have many tops that work with it though.
So I seem to have created a need to sew something else for her!