my family had christmas in melbourne which gave me a chance to visit dcf with lara (and a bunch of other great melbourne bloggers) to choose our challenge fabric. it was really fun shopping trip! lara and i settled on a summery linen printed with pineapples, toucans and zebras. we could have actually settled on a few fabrics as we purchased 3 of the same fabrics and a fourth that we both bought in a different colour.
i went for another megan nielsen kelly skirt lengthened to be a midi. i made one in pineapple linen from darn cheap fabrics recently and really like it so i decided to make another - actually it's my third as i have made another from the african wax print i bought in johanesberg shown at the bottom of this post, yet to be blogged.
there is not much to say about the construction of this skirt that i haven't said in previous kelly posts. i am just really rapt with how it looks. one thing i didn't mention in my pineapple kelly post is that the black tee is a maria denmark kirsten kimono tee (a free pattern!) that i made to wear with the pineapple skirt. the fabric is a soft dkny jersey from the fabric store.
as with my other kellys i bound the pocket seam, in purple bias this time and did french side seams.
this is my second last kelly midi for the moment. i've got another in black that i am nearly finished, i just need to sew the buttons on. but my midi love affair is not ending as i am eyeing off the sewaholic crescent skirt which i want to lengthen to midi. i also want to start making a few shorter a-line skirts for winter too. skirts skirts skirts!
i saw a sneak peak of lara's make on IG but am very keen to see the full dress and make up the pattern myself!
i'm already looking forward to the next challenge - autumn 2015.