I bought the Colette Zinnia skirt pattern when it very first came out – so early, in fact, that I was able to point out an error which they quickly remedied. Like a fool, I decided to make the skirt in plaid and proceeded to make a complete pig’s breakfast of it with my pleats going all over the place (you can visit the final resting place above).
At the same time, I had bought some fabric to make the chiffon version but, after my failure with the first one, left it lying pale and limp in a corner waiting for me to get my confidence back.
I read several tutorials about working with silk, chiffon and all things floaty and slippy and decided to go for it.
(This mannequin had obviously had a glass of wine or two. Or was that me?)
The pleats were easier to do than I expected as I had the lining in place and that made the chiffon easier to handle.
I did a rolled hem on my overlocker – which was a first for me.
So, overall, I was quite chuffed
I’m still not sure how I managed to ‘make it work’ in chiffon and not in plaid but there you go. Sometimes you have those sorts of days where nothing goes right.