I have been looking for a silky, yellow skirt for a little while now, even though it is completely inappropriate weather wise. For some reason my seasons are still (still!) up-side-down, and I want summery things in winter.
Anyway, the shape I was after was something like the drawing on the left, with a kind of pocket shape I like. After looking in vintage and op-shops, and even keeping an eye out on-line, I stumbled across this in Savers.
Pure silk and the perfect shade of yellow, this blouse is going to be made into a skirt. The collar fits well around my waist, so all I have to do is sew up the sides and re-hem it – even this will be taking my sewing skills to the limit! However, I am going to try keeping the sleeves, removing the cuffs and then tying them in a bow at the back of the skirt, creating (well, hopefully) a subtle, Edwardian-style bustle shape. Wish me luck!