There are four pieces of fabric that I specifically bought to make skirts for Mum a few months ago. Time flies.
- She loves wearing straight-shaped lined skirts and avoids wearing black
- In the morning she finds zippers can be challenging, but has help if she needs it.
- She’s very social no matter where she is.
The first skirt that I’ve made is a lined straight skirt, with an elastic waistline. There is a split at the centre backhem so she can get in and out of the car, without her movements being restricted. It’s a mid grey colour to match her favourite walking shoes. We joke that these are her everyday heels. I’ve also added a thick trim near the hem that I’ve had for a while. The trim has black gold and silver threads. The skirt base is Lincraft 1082 which is at least 10 years old, and I’ve taken out the darts and I’ve folded down the waistline to make the elastic casing..
This top is a basic shape so I’ve also done it in this cotton green spandex. Again, I’ve added a white blingy neckline trim so she doesn’t need accessories. She likes to wear light colours. The trim has an elastic base, and I’ve hand stitched it on, so that it will move as she dresses.