Easter Arielle Skirt

Hello everyone, how are you? I’ve got another project to show you already! I told you I got more done once the light came back šŸ˜‰Easter ArielleThis, my friends, is my second Arielle skirt. I was besotted with this pattern when I made my Autumn Arielle – in wool it was perfect for the winter, but I needed one to take me through spring. And what better fabric than this squee-worthy chicks and eggs quilting cotton? I ordered it for Easter last year and it arrived a bit late, so I never got round to using it. I’m glad I’ve managed to make it into something this year!Easter ArielleHaving found the waist a bit too big on my last Arielle skirt, despite having graded in a size, I graded in another size at the waist for this one and I think it looks a lot better. I didn’t need to do any hacking with the button placement to get it to sit right. I would say that this is an oddity of my own body rather than a problem with the pattern.Easter ArielleThis time I didn’t line the skirt, which I probably should have done because it stuck to my tights quite a bit the first time I wore it. However, I’ve just been wearing a slip under it and it looks fine, so no harm done.Easter ArielleI hope you like the pictures. Our plan was to get some reflections in the edge of the water, but it turned into me wading out to get the right angle. The things I do for you! I think they turned out quite cool in the end though. Easter Arielle Easter ArielleEaster ArielleEaster Arielle Easter Arielle Easter ArielleOh, and here’s me saying Hi to the lovely Tilly at the Knitting and Stitching show this weekend! The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted that I wore this skirt to show her, I hope she liked it!TillyKnittingStitchingI had a great time at the show and I think I was very restrained, only coming away with one piece of fabric, some buttons and a pair of dressmaking shears. Also had great fun at the workshop for hand-sewn hexagonal patchwork. The teacher was fab (she said my stitching was ‘perfection’ šŸ˜€ ) and I came away with a great skill that will be really fun to do in front of the tv. I can imagine making it into some bags or cushion covers, or maybe I need to get fully stuck into the art of quilting? Hmm…

2 thoughts on “Easter Arielle Skirt

  1. I. Really like both your skirts in this pattern-not seen lots of them I really like but these show lovely fabric! May have to get over my fear of buttonholes!
    I have started a hexie quilt in front of the tv…got about 120…only 600 to go! :-0

    1. Thanks Kristy! It’s always nice to show people a different side to a pattern. I hope you try it out, buttonholes definitely aren’t as bad as their reputation!
      Oh goodness, 600 hexagons?! Think I’ll have to start a lot smaller than that of I’m ever likely to finish anything. Good luck with it

Leave a Reply