I bought this skirt at Vinnies for $7 about a year ago. It was miles too big for me, but I LOVED the design and figured that there must be enough fabric in it to come up with something fun.
Well, as I was cleaning up recently I found the skirt again, and decided it was a well overdue for a refashion. I decided to make a top using a McCalls pattern that I've used a few times before.
Somehow I failed to notice that the skirt was made with lots of cut panels, which meant it was really hard to get a solid piece of fabric all in one lot. I somehow made use of the seams and panels though and it all worked out ok.
The design on the fabric makes me think of the curtains in a Swedish summer home. Did I mention I'm obsessed with Swedish summer homes lately? I have been checking out loads of them online and their cute interiors. Oh to have a Swedish summer home!
The design is also a bit swingin' 60s so here's my instagram-ish shot. Note my impression of 60s style dancing.
Jolly good fun.