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The sheet has a beautiful edge to the top that I would like to incorporate into a garment somehow.
Sew Weekly was setting a full circle skirt challenge that I didn’t participate in but it did set me thinking. Take a moment to go look at all those swirling skirts – fab! I don’t think I’d suit a full circle – too much hanging around the hip area and somewhat limited in length too, but I do like a partial circle 🙂
I reached for TNT Paco’s half circle skirt. Designed for knits and jersey like fabrics, I’ve had relative success with this pattern made up in cotton, so figured the linen would drape even better. Wrapped around Doris for a test run – you can see the folds from DH’s perfect ironing. Why iron a sheet with a whacking great hole in it? Who knows? But I was grateful that he did and I was encouraged by the freshness and simplicity that this skirt was already promising me.
I cut the longer length of the skirt and I added a white cotton satin lining cut to the shorter length that is included in the pattern. The lining was attached as per Paco’s instructions.
Blinded by the bright April sun, but the temperature was low – hence the boots and not open toed sandals; my white linen skirt was surprisingly insulating. I’d heard that linen (and silk) keep you cool when it’s hot and keep you warm, when it’s cold. I can testify to that statement.