Polar bear skirt

Polar bear skirt

What is it?

A dirndl skirt COVERED IN POLAR BEARS!

Is it blue?

Yes

What’s the fabric?

POLAR BEARS! Or, more calmly, Polar Bears by Kobayashi Canvas

What’s the pattern?

The Clemence skirt in Love at First Stitch, this time with a 50cm drop

Where’s the fabric from?

Tomato in Nippori Textile Town, Tokyo

What was good about making this?

Did I mention this skirt had polar bears on it? Polar bears.

What was bad about making this?

Unpicking gathering and basting stitches (again…)

Would you make it again?

Yup

Green skirt

Green skirt

What is it?

A bright green dirndl skirt. I think of it as being my apple skirt.

Is it blue?

No!

What’s the fabric?

Incredibly cheap polyester. Amazingly it actually works really well!

What’s the pattern?

The Clemence skirt from Tilly Walnes’ Love at First Stitch.¬†I made it 60cm long as I wanted something¬† that hit below rather than above the knee

Where’s the fabric from?

The Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham

What was good about making this?

It was so quick and easy! Definitely a go-to skirt; I like how easy it is to change the pattern

What was bad about making this?

Unpicking three rows of gathering stitches and a row of basting stitches. I hate unpicking stitches.

Would you make it again?

Yes. Lots. See the polar bear skirt as the first of what I expect to be many other versions.