It takes a whole day to make this skirt. Know how I know that ? Because I spent yesterday making it. The final button was sewn on at about 6pm.
But its worth all the time and effort because its such a cute skirt.
I made it from thrifted fabric and wanted to use stash to keep the cost as low as I could. I used some mauve/lilac lining from my stash. How gorgeous is this? I just wanted to hang it from my walls like artwork:
And then I searched through my stash for buttons. I had 4 options. I put it to the vote for my closest friends, and the vote was split half/half for the navy blue buttons and the black with white stitching buttons. With the roman coin look a close third. Luckily my personal favourite was the navy so that was easily decided.
I did get an unsolicited recommendation to use large white heart shaped buttons. Wow - that would look cool. But that would have meant a purchase and that wasn't in my brief for this project.
Maybe the next one needs to be black with white heart buttons ?!
The finished product on a wintery Sydney day. My first outing with opaque tights!