This pure English wool fabric is the fabric of dreams, it's simply gorgeous, you can find it over at Minerva Crafts.
I used this fabric to make a Helen’s Closet York pinafore for my September Minerva Crafts blogger network post, you can read more about this here. I was so happy to find that I had enough let over to make a Tilly and the buttons Arielle skirt, 1.5m of fabric to make a dress and a skirt, amazing!
I love the Arielle skirt as I find it so comfortable to wear. I don't get on too well with standard waistbands, I can find them uncomfortable to wear and hate anything tight around the waist. The Arielle doesn't have a standard waistband, it's finished with a facing, which for me is so flattering and comfortable.
My sewing machine was also very good to me and it stitched the button holes correctly on the first attempt, don't you just love it when that happens.
I adore the mini wrap style, although it's really one for winter when you can wear it with thick tights as it may be a bit risky without.
You can make the skirt lined or unlined, I chose to line mine so that the wool didn't stick to my tights, if you go for lined just make sure that you follow the instructions as it can be a bit tricky adding a lining to a curved seam, but as always Tilly guides you through the process step by step.
You can watch more about this lovely skirt on my YouTube channel by watching below (at the end of this post), this will help you to see the details up close.
In the meantime here are some photos that my lovely Dad took for me on a trip to the park in the lovely autumn light, I think that I may have a new blog photo buddy! Thanks Dad xx