I knew when I picked this calf length skirt pattern for my class that my mum would want one, and she did! This is the first garment I have sewn for her and I think it looks great on. I used a medium weight suedette in a versatile taupe colour. I went between two sizes to get a good comfy fit. The hem is hand picked, like mine as there are no other topstitched areas. Now I think she needs a summer version for our upcoming trip to Turkey!
I am making progress on my Atonement project, slowly but surely. The long length makes it quite tiring to sew in the evening... I have to buy a loop turner before I can do the spaghetti straps anyway so I am going at a relaxed pace. I have just got the side extension, straps, hem and hip swag to go (it seems like a lot now I'm listing it) but it fits yay!