Projects past … the fish skirt

It’s no secret that I love a novelty print. Despite the fact that someone of my advancing age shouldn’t wear anything with creatures/cartoons/kitchenalia/foodstuffs (delete as applicable) on it I have chosen to buck the sensible trend. After all, what is the point in making something that doesn’t make some kind of statement? I just feel better wearing something with a bit of attitude. Earlier this summer I was whiling away the hours on my ipad checking out new fabrics when I spotted this lovely fish print from Michael Miller.

I love Michael Miller fabrics, to me he is the god of the novelty print. The designs are so graphic that I always love them! So, without further ado, here is the fish skirt.


I love this skirt … it’s from a New Look pattern and is a really flattering A line shape. I love the contrast detail on the pocket and the bottom band. It’s quite short but I decided that as a summer skirt I could get away with having a bit more of my pale and pasty flesh on show. The contrast fabric is a Kaffe Fasset cotton blend which was a bit on the thin side, so I used it double thickness on the band and pocket.

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it by the garden pond. I think this skirt needs a trip to the beach!

Published by t@uandmii

Colour mad designer rampages gleefully through the world of plus size sewing! Oh, and there may be shoes … and cats.

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