I found the best barkcloth fabric in a dodgy dusty antique shop and paid more than I thought I should have, to get home and lovingly hand wash it (although the woman swore she had washed it) for half of it to fall apart in my hands all the while filling my bucket with mud. Washed, phaw!! I was looking forward to making a full circle skirt alah Rock and Roll style, but all I could manage was this slightly flared skirt. Pales in comparison to the vision in my head, but I love it all the same. Made with a1972 pattern by Style, number 3788, version 2. It was quick and easy to make, as skirts tend to be, which is why I am digging them so. What to do with the deteriorating bits left???
I have made this top from simplicity 4056 maybe from the late 60's. The fabric is a lovely light weight linen. I love the idea of this top more than the actual top, it's a bit boxy. I will rock it though, it took me far too long to make to simply leave it in my wardrobe. Simple to make my but! You get that with dress making, sometimes it's just not as fabulous as you want it to be, other times it takes you completely by surprise.
This is how I actually wore the skirt on this day, with my fall back tank.