I finally finished the 'hopscotch skirt'. It's made with blue homespun cotton and big orange buttons from Tessuti. This has to be my least favourite of the Oliver+S patterns so far. The buttons I chose are too big for the front placket so I had to make the top button 'false' (just permanently sewn through the two layers without a button hole) because a large enough button hole wasn't going to fit. It's a bit too long on Minty at the moment and I think it makes her look a little like she belongs to some kind of fundamentalist Christian cult (not really the look I was aiming for).
She borrowed my scarf for these photos and asked me, 'does it make me look like a lady?'… honestly perhaps a bag lady??
Here's hoping my next sewing project is more successful.
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