Actually, I can’t really claim Movember as my excuse for using fabric covered in moustaches, but it’s a good cause and I like to promote it any way I can. I didn’t have it mind when I bought this fabric, I don’t know what I had in my mind! I bought it in Spotlight from their home decorating department and thought it would be “different”. Well, it’s certainly different and it will be fabulous to wear during Movember!
I decided to make another vintage wrap skirt – Simplicity 7876 from 1977
I love this pattern – it is really quick to make and the bias cut does make it extremely flattering. Now I look at the photos, the fabric is more Hercules Poirot, but I wore the skirt to work today and I think I got away with it.
The fabric background is more brown that it appears in these photos, hence the shoes and the top.
It’s quite interesting, but as I rotate, those moustaches go from being the right way up at the front, to sideways at the back, to upside down under the skirt front, which I think is what makes a circle skirt so interesting. It’s not clear here, but, although the fabric is fairly stiff, it does drape quite nicely.
Once again I decided to make a matching bag from leftover fabric, this time reversible and smaller than the previous model. It might be a bit on the twee side, but I quite like the coordination. Having used it all day, it worked brilliantly. What isn’t so good is my pattern matching…
I have another couple of metres of this fabric, so I’m feeling a pair of trousers coming on.
Details: Pattern is Simplicity 7876 from 1977. Fabric was bought from the home decorating section in Spotlight. My top is Mela Purdi, and is about to give up the ghost, so I have it earmarked for copying.
5 thoughts on “My excuse? Movember”
This skirt pattern is just so flattering on you Sue, even covered in moustaches. I love your shoes btw.
Love the moustache skirt
This skirt is very striking and great fun. Am intrigued by the propect of moutachioed (sp?) trousers…hmmm…so who will be wearing the pants????
A great wrap skirt and the fabric is a lot of fun and seriousness for the cause it supports.