I mentioned in my last post my desire to make something out of Mo Coppoletta’s fabric design ‘Growing Fonder’ for Liberty. Well, now I have.
I started this a fortnight ago, but then had to tidy everything away as the house became French-speaking for a long weekend while my mum’s Parisian friend visited, staying in the sewing room
This morning I finally put together the facings and finished off the top – it’s based on the one I saw in Ray-Stitch the other day, using Simplicity 8523. I used neckline D and the no-sleeves option, so as to conserve enough fabric to make skirt. I also did French seams, because they’re lovely 🙂
What I really like about this fabric is the gold ink – it’s really lovely and metallic, and so bright in the sunshine! The design is not the sort of thing I’d normally go for, but I loved the ombre effect of the lines of peacocks.
It’s been fantastic making something like this – it opens my horizons to lots of new possibilities with this sort of fabric. I’m particularly tempted by the idea of making a ‘peacock skirt‘ and strutting about (not exactly) like someone from a Beardsley illustration.