- Stephen Tompkinson (BallyKea / Ballykissangel)
- Deon Stewardson
- Haley Mills (Polyanna)
- Dawn Steele (Monarch of the Glen)
- and the rest of the Wild at Heart crew
But, I digress. Back to the skirt. In an effort to burn down my stash (let's go shopping in my own home stash eh?) and apply re-use principles to objects that already exist (i.e. vintage), I decided to use some Heather Bailey fabric, Pop Garden in Poppies - Green because it felt so much like a large African print, but could also double for something fun and Hawaiian or Island like.
I adore vintage patterns. I've quite a collection. I had to stop at one point because a) I ran out of room and b) I wasn't using them. I also love quilting cotton. I want lots of clothing in all the fun prints and colors. But, it's just not conducive to movement. Meaning I prefer stretch fabrics for my daily wear. I think of myself as a big kid in a lot of ways. I'm rough on my clothing and I like to be able to move freely, unrestricted by what I wear. Because I adore quilting cotton so much, I have quite a stash of it, and I'm not even quilter (only 1 made ever).
But... a few years ago, I was digging through my vintage patterns and stumbled on a really neat apron pattern. Aren't apron patterns just the most fun & inspiring things? This one looks like a skirt to me, not an apron. I just added a back panel so my bum wouldn't flap in the breeze. The pockets on an apron are just what I like - big, roomy and ready to fill with lots of goodies. I made up a skirt in a brown/aqua batik, added a built-in/matching lining or slip with coordinating brown star trim and have gotten miles and miles of wear out of it. You may recognize a wee portion of it from these two photos.