The Charlotte skirt is back, bitches!
This skirt is my homage to Jenna from the movie 13 going on 30. If you haven't seen it, it's about a girl called Jenna (Jennifer Garner) who, on her 13th birthday, makes a wish to be '30, flirty, and thriving' and then abracadabra turns into a 30 year old. Cue bright clothing, moral lessons, and Pat Benatar (love is a battle field, whoaoaoaoaoaoaoaooooooh!)
Two side notes. I always thought 30 was an odd age for a 13 year old to want to be. Now that I'm nearing 30 I realise how young it is, but 13 year old me thought 30 meant middle aged, kids, and aprons.
Secondly if you, like me, grew up in the 80s do you think you could appropriate new styles so quickly? And fabulously? Not me. You would have had to pry a scrunchie from my cold, dead, 30-but-really-13-year old hands. It was off-centre pony tail in scrunch and double denim or DIE.
Aaaah, the memories.
Ok, the deets!
Pattern: Charlotte Skirt by By Hand London
Silk: That amazing houndstooth is silk (which I got on sale, woohoo!) and the waistband is linen. Because the silk is a very, very loose weave I interfaced the entire skirt with fusible interfacing.
Notions: Snaps for the waistband and a regular zip
Changes: I used a regular zip instead of an invisible zip because I like them, cut quite a bit off the length, and also changed the seam allowance to 1cm instead of 1.5cm because unlike the material I used last time this silk has zero stretch.
Worn with: A FCUK dress worn as a shirt.