The biggest challenge was finding the 38mm (1 1/2″) wide grosgrain ribbon that this skirt is made from in tonal shades in Sydney in quantities of 5m.
Thankfully this is where the Internet really comes in handy, a search revealed Sarah Lauren who has quite an extensive range of grosgrain ribbons here in Australia and then I found Crafts Now who ship to Australia free with a larger colour range of 38mm grosgrain ribbon.
I ordered the ribbons from both and the service was perfect. The cotton for skirt backing is a brand called “A Day In the Country” purchased from The Remnant Warehouse.
The instructions for this skirt are very easy to follow and this skirt takes a lot of precision measurements to make sure that your side seams match.
This is the small amount of ribbon I had left over!
|Golden Brown, Chocolate, Turftan, Natural|
So here is the finished skirt …
I am not a fan of waistbands so I have used cotton twill tape as my waistband stabiliser which is then hidden by the lining.
and then some lace for the finishing touch.
I can see this skirt working well with my evening tops I made for SWAP.