This is my second project for the year. I'll post the first when I'm done being mad at it. You may remember this little project board from a whole year ago. If you think that's bad, you should see some of my other UFOs. :cough cough: Over 3 years ago....
I ended up choosing the natural leopard fabric. The purple is too stiff for this particular pattern. Interestingly enough, both of them were bed sheets once upon a time. The natural is 100% cotton sateen. The purple is a cotton/poly blend. Natural fibers for the win. I found the fabric at a thrift store a couple years ago for a few bucks. The Miette skirt pattern is from Tilly and the Buttons and can be found HERE. Sidenote: I am so excited for her book to come out. It looks so cute!
The whole process was a delight and made me remember why I enjoy sewing. The repetition and order of putting together a PDF pattern soothes my obsessive-compulsive side. Methodically working through each step leaves me with a sense of accomplishment even when I'm moving slowly. In the past I've hurried through a project just to get it finished. Unsurprisingly, those projects don't get worn often. This time, I took my time and enjoyed the process. From the taping to the pinning, the cutting to the final pressing, I can say that I enjoyed myself. I think the skirt reflects that.
Ignore the messy loft. I'm still curating my perfect sewing/office space. I'm in love with my Cabaret pink accent wall. I think the giant shiny mirror of awesome goes well. No one has ever accused me of being subtle.
Now for the bonus round: How many animal prints can you find in the picture?