Sunday, 8 March 2015

Navy Wool Chardon

 Hello all! Today I have to present to you my wool Chardon skirt to go with the Victoria blazer I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. I wanted a fuller skirt on rotation in my school wardrobe because the practical subjects I do (textiles and drama) involve a lot of moving around and sitting cross legged on the floor, which is incredibly hard to do in a pencil skirt which most people wear with their blazers.
I didn't have a lot of fabric left, so I opted to make a Chardon which doesn't take metres and metres of fabric, but is still full enough to move around in. Plus, it has pockets and the pleats are adorable. It's great to have a navy suit now, because it's opened up a whole different range of wardrobe options. I can also sneakily wear dresses underneath, which just makes me happy to be able to wear garments in lots of different ways. And guys, pockets are so useful! I don't know what I did without them!
It's fastened with an invisible zip in the back , all raw edges were zigzagged for some reason that I can't remember and I used an awesome floral bias binding for the hem which I bought when I first started sewing and only now have had the right project to use it on! I had just enough. 
All in all, it's a great skirt and I feel great wearing it! 
Thanks for reading and to Ed for taking pictures! We moved to a different corner of the garden today. 
Lauren xx

14 comments:

  1. What a great skirt. The fullness looks just right. I'm inspired now to try a suit myself, only problem is what colour it should be!

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    1. Thank you! I have a hankering for a burgundy or purple one.

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  2. Beautiful skirt, it must look nice with the jacket. I like that it’s a full skirt but it doesn’t look puffy.

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    1. Thanks! That's what's great about the Chardon.

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  3. Lovely skirt! I love how it still looks like a full skirt, but much more practical. Wonderful job :)

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  4. This looks lovely on you! I love how it looks with that shirt, as well!

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    1. Thank you! I love this shirt and wear it to death! More shirt making needs to happen.

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  5. This turned out so well! Funny timing, because I just finished a Chardon as well. It's such a cute pattern!

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to see yours!

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  6. Very cute! Its going to look good with your blazer! Did you make the shirt too? (I'm on the hunt for button up shirt patterns)

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    1. Thanks! Nope :( I really do need to make some more though, because I live in them! The grainline archer shirt pattern has worked well for me.

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