Festive red – McCall 8972

Slub fabrics are a favourite of mine. When I saw this red slub fabric being used by one of the ladies at Ballarat ASG last year it screamed “I’m yours“. So I bought a couple of metres from Spotlight.

The skirt is McCalls 8972 view F. This view has the fake pockets and some detailing that is lost with this fabric. What I now know is that this pattern fits and isn’t that hard to sew together.
The seams are overlocked and I was having the seam edges on the outside of the skirt.

The buttons were again in my stash (clear with watermelon flecks). The white stitches above the pocket is lost in the fabric so I’ll do this on a solid coloured fabric next time.

The green top is an Esprit number that I’ve altered, so I don’t have to wear a cami underneath. The cardi is also RTW. One of my work colleagues said I remind them of Christmas. How sweet.
This skirt also has a belt option that I’ll have a go at.


  1. I love these kind of tweedy fabrics too. I usualy make jackets from them, but your skirt looks so nice, I may make a skirt too someday. It looks great with both the cardi's you show (avacodo green and red do not remind me of Christmas) and I can imagine it worn with so many other tops and jackets.


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