Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Wearing of the Green

Black Watch is my most favorite of Scottish tartans. Navy and emerald interwoven, deep and dark like India ink. Last winter I had a simple skirt in mind, made from this plaid - one with a high, pleated waist and a self-tie belt. I found a remnant in a soft wool-rayon blend, with a nice drape and set to work. It was put aside numerous times - because, dear friends, I am the laziest of sewers - but I finished it in time to wear this winter and now, into spring. I based my skirt on this helpful tutorial, but added a lining and downplayed the paper bag waist.