Project #9

For my third project I made a pencil skirt that I absolutely adored…IMG_7711 edit2

Alas! I have sad news!

A few weekends ago I was wearing the skirt whilst preparing for some guests who were visiting that day. Just before they arrived I thought I’d do another quick wipe of the bathroom tiles. Without thinking, I bent down and immediately heard the sound of fabric tearing. Argh!! I’d managed to rip a rather sizeable hole in the back of my new skirt! I must say I was devastated…

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Anyway, not the end of the world! I’m still debating over what I’ll do with the remnants, as I can’t bear to let the fabric go to waste! In the meantime I decided I needed to make another pencil skirt to make me feel better about the other one’s demise. I still had some of the Indonesian batik fabric I used to make cushions a while ago, and decided this would make a cheerful skirt to wear during the colder months. Here’s the result!

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My fiance’s brother and his wife were married on a small island in Thailand. Everything was beautiful – the views, the weather and especially the bride!

There was a store on the island that sold beautiful sarongs made from printed Indonesian batik designs. After a very long time browsing (I am a painfully slow decision maker) I decided on this bright pink and purple one. I wasn’t sure at the time whether I’d keep it to wear as a sarong or use the fabric to make something else.

That afternoon my fiance and I went to a fantastic little cafe that made the most delicious coconut and lime smoothies you could imagine! We ended up spending the next three afternoons here, escaping the heat by drinking smoothies and playing boardgames. One afternoon, mid-smoothie, I decided what to do with my new fabric. All the napkins and cushions in the cafe were made from fabric similar to that I had just bought. I loved how the bright colours stood out against the wooden furniture and decided I had to have some cushions just like this in my own home.

So here they are – my Thailand-cafe-inspired-outdoor-furniture cushions!

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